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Old 02-16-2007
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Well guys i was driving down the freeway in 5th gear and i pulled of to exit. I got to the part where you turn into the lane and LOST all my GEARS. The gear shift would not throw into gear. Im kinda pissed. I already had lost 3rd on the way and was kinda worried. So i pulled of to the side after finally managing 1st by switching back and forth between the only available gear REVERSE. which didnt even help me because there was a line behind me lol. So i turned it off and waited. It started smoking more an more and then finally stopped. I let it sit and then turned it back onand got to the nearest gas station which was like a couple hundred feet. When i would start out in first it would go and then act like i was letting the clutch out to fast and "hop" so to speak. So my dad came up and got it to go into 4th gear as well as 2nd. He used those gears to drive all the way home which was like 30 miles or so. That was my adventure. Any suggestions?
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Old 02-17-2007
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Damn man, sorry to hear. I know those problems!
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sounds like you need a new transmission
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Slave cylinder? I had a hell of a time getting my truck into gear when the cylinder went out on me.
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Slave cylinder? I had a hell of a time getting my truck into gear when the cylinder went out on me.
For sure, that little piece of sh*t will really f*ck things up for ya........
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Thnx for all the input guys. Yea it kinda sucks. How hard is the slave cylinder to replace? I do engines and exhaust as well as interior but never even wanted to touvh anyones tranny lol. Also anyone know how much one of these doodads cost. Any input is helpful. Just tryin to get some ideas to get this thing back up and running.
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Old 02-17-2007
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The slave cylinder is inside the transmission bellhousing (atleast on 98+), it's a pita. If you're just change the slave cylinder, you may be able to seperate the tranny and engine (and drivelines), and sort of slide the tranny back a little while on a jack to gain access to it. The slave is a huge pain to bleed correctly too.
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had a slave go on my 88 mazda last yr. happened right in town. couldnt get in gear. pedal was gone. had it towed. lucky for me those mazdas have them on the outside of the trans. been there done that.
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add one to the list of many....sorry about your troubles but get in line
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Old 02-17-2007
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yep it must be that time of year lol...well it seems to be like everything is goin to be replaced in the tranny. Goin to take it somewhere and get it stripped cleaned and new clutch assembly. Thanks for all your help. Anyone have any experience on how much this will cost?
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hey about the slave i have a question..im currently having the same problem i think its the slave cylinder.ive been refilling the fluid like a mad man because i use the truck everyday for work and it seems to be working but when it gets low it becomes harder to put in gear or itll flat out not go into gear.so i fill it everytime it does that.can it be anything besides the slave and how do i change the slave?

ps:srry about ur truck maybe in the mean time you could try what im doing with filling it.
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That sux...the fluid is full...the internals on the tranny grind like crazy...parents just said ill have to wait 4-6 weeks to fix it which is gay buy at least it will be fixed. For now it will sit and get the cleaning its been needing for a long time since it will be sitting for a while lol.
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