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Old 02-17-2008
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Transmission Question

I just bought a 94 2.3 2wd ranger. The owner said the clutch was bad, they didnt know to much about cars. My question is, can a bad slave cylinder seize up so it makes the trans seem like its in neutral no matter what gear its in? It revs freely in any gear, but does not smell like burning clutch which is what usually happens when the clutch is slipping isnt it? Thanks
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That depends. Yes a slipping clutch will cause a smell unless they kept driving the tar out of it until it no longer smells. I got a mazda 626 from my mother in law who refused to fix the slipping clutch and kept driving it like that until it was barely driveable.

By the time I got it there was no longer any burnt clutch smell to it, it just slipped like crazy. In all gears it would rev to the sky without moving the car.

Your best bet it to try to look at it through the bellhousing access hole and see if it needs a new clutch assembly. BTW: No, a slave cylinder either releases the clutch or it does'nt, there's nothing to seize.


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