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Old 08-01-2007
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Truck doesn't want to go into gear

Last night I noticed that it was a little harder than usual to shift the gears. It was worse this morning and then at lunch today I would have to force it into gear and sometimes it just wouldn't go. I had to try to force into 2nd then up to 1st cause it wouldn't go right into first. And a few times when shifting from 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd with the clutch all the way in it would grind it's way in. If you shift abnormally slow and let the RPMs drop down it would shift better but still not smooth.

Anyone have any idea what is wrong? I have appointment with dealership tomorrow so would like to have an idea before I get there.
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Clutch Slave cylinder.

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Clutch Slave cylinder.

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bingo!... and if im right (im not sure though... i have an auto) theres also a master cylinder, when you change one you might as well change both since the wear the same amount
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And since youve been driving like that, which isnt good... your clutch might be messed up now too...

My slave cylinder went out on my car, and i had to drive it home, toasted my clutch...

But start by replacing the S.C. and go from there, if its an external its an easy fix... if its inside the tranny then you might as well replace the clutch while its apart..

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As mentioned here

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=46736

I checked for leaks and checked the fluid and didn't see any leaks and the fluid was not full but about 1/4 inch from being full.
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Well I got the truck back today and the problem was the clutch and pressure plate. With all that replaced it works almost perfect now. Only issue is a little stiff getting into 2nd but guy said might have damages syncro from driving the way it was.
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Something internal might have got damaged like synchro or baulk ring. Yo ushould be able to live wit hthat for a while
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Well I got the truck back today and the problem was the clutch and pressure plate. With all that replaced it works almost perfect now. Only issue is a little stiff getting into 2nd but guy said might have damages syncro from driving the way it was.
change the fluid to a good quality synthetic like mobil 1 or amsoil and see if that helps the problem... it fixed the hard shifting i had after clutch work
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