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Shifting issues

1999 Ford Ranger 5 speed, approx 140k miles.

Over the last few weeks I've been having a harder and harder time shifting. Sometimes getting it into first/reverse takes a lot of effort, sometimes when shifting I'll grind or what seems like bouncing off a syncro.

Clutch is to the floor, I've even moved my seat painfully close so that it's nearly impossible to not push the clutch to the floor.

Fluids seem fine, though I need to get my hands on a maintenance book so I can properly identify the individual reservoirs. The two different ones that looked like they contained brake fluid were at/near their max.

I've seen a range of suggestions looking to up online anything from bleeding the master cylinder to replacing the clutch and throwout bearings, but you guys are experts on what happens with rangers typically, so where should I start?
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could be the infamous slave cylinder
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could be the infamous slave cylinder
Ah, so what I generally hear is true, and also that these are not fun to replace. :(
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nope gotta drop the tranny
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I'm currently in the same situation and have the manual tranny as well. Was unable to shift into gears and now can't move it at all. It's just stuck in the driveway. So now I'm looking around here trying to find information on how to do a clutch replacement and slave cylinder replacement. Anybody know where I can find the info??
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Hey guys im bogled...i got a 2001 ranger 4x4 4.0 5speed ive been driven it for a while now but when i shift it in to 2 and 3rd gear they grind but if i shift slower it shifts like new yall got any ideas....if i got a bad clutch will it do that cuz i know i smoked it a few times!!! and i dont know how to tell if my clutch is bad but it engages like lil before half way up to half........Any yall got any ideas????????
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I'm also in a similar situation with difficulty shifting into 1st. I also have fluid leaking on the floorboard under the clutch pedal, and it looks as if it's coming from the position sensor. Master cyl. getting bad, or could I get away cheap and just replace the sensor?
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Fluid leak = replace the master.
Bench bleed the new one before you install it.
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BTW (for anyone looking this up in the future): being as dropping the transmission would have been too much of a task for what I have to work with, I took it to a mechanic, turned out if was the slave cylinder.

Had him drop in a new clutch and such, being as the transmission was already dropped... sigh.


Got it replaced and the transmission has been perfect ever since.
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Hey about a week ago i parked my 92 ranger. I went to drive it the next day and the reverse and 5 the gear wont work. It just wont pop into gear. I have replaced the cluch and slave cylinder about 2 years ago.fluid is good... any ide
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Hey i have a 92 ranger and i parked it the other day. The next day i went to drive it and it wont shift into 5th or reverse. I have replaced the cluch and slave cylinder a year ago. Any ideas on what it could be?
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