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Wierd Tranny Problem Q's

Ok I had this problem the other day and then it just went away, here goes.

I just got back to NC after driving to and from TX (about 3k miles), no problems,
drive around town for about a week, no problems,
get in one day, drive to the Walmart, no problem,
get half way home and the clutch pedal goes about a 1/2" from the floor before catching, can change gears but it is very diffcult, get it home like this, shut truck off look around to make sure nothing is catching something or something like that, nothing going on funny there,
start truck and works just fine and haven't had a problem since then and that was last weekend and
I have driven two hours to and from the beach and to and from work everyday since then and no problems,
any one have any similiar problems or is it just a fluke?
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my clutch pedal goes half way down too before catching, a lil harder to get into gear than most, i just thought it was the nature of the beast, but mine always does this, i can think of just two days that it didnt do this
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This is, unfortunately, a very common complaint on Ranger manuals. Most likely problem is a failed slave cylinder which usually leaks fluid all over the clutch disc, taking it out and maybe the pressure plate, too. Requires removal of the transmission to repair.
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man i am never going to be able to save any money to do anything to this truck
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This is, unfortunately, a very common complaint on Ranger manuals. Most likely problem is a failed slave cylinder which usually leaks fluid all over the clutch disc, taking it out and maybe the pressure plate, too. Requires removal of the transmission to repair.
I don't think he needs to have all that done, it did it only one day, and now it's fine.

I wouldn't go spend any money on it if nothing is wrong at the moment.

EDIT: J/k, thought you were talking to dave.
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Clutch cylinder is usually on the firewall. BMW, being the brilliant builder of automobiles that they are, puts their's inside the car, under the pedal assembly. As for the clutch slave, it rests on the outer bell housing of the transmission. If it does leak, it won't damage or ruin your clutch. It's purpose is to engage the release bearing. If your fluid reservoir is running a little low, check for a leak in the line, or at the base of the slave. If it shares a reservior with your brake master, I would get on it ASAP.
Are you describing a BMW or a Ranger? A Ranger slave cylinder is in unit with the throwout bearing INSIDE the bell housing and the transmission must be separated from the engine to access it. If it leaks, it spreads fluid radially across the clutch and pressure plate.
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The combination slave cylinder/throwout bearing assembly bolts inside the bell housing, concentric to the transmission input shaft, reference #5:

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Sounds and looks like a major flaw in design.
It wouldn't be so bad if it was either a substandard part or an inaccessible location. But, in this case, it is both.
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Ok I had this problem the other day and then it just went away, here goes.

I just got back to NC after driving to and from TX (about 3k miles), no problems,
drive around town for about a week, no problems,
get in one day, drive to the Walmart, no problem,
get half way home and the clutch pedal goes about a 1/2" from the floor before catching, can change gears but it is very diffcult, get it home like this, shut truck off look around to make sure nothing is catching something or something like that, nothing going on funny there,
start truck and works just fine and haven't had a problem since then and that was last weekend and
I have driven two hours to and from the beach and to and from work everyday since then and no problems,
any one have any similiar problems or is it just a fluke?
I had the same problem your slave cylinder is most likely the culprate
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rangers still used te famed mazdog m50d varient?
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