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any idea of what could be wrong?

have a 2000 ford ranger 4.0 4x4 5 speed clutch/ salve replaced last year.. was shifting fine prior to today and then refuses to go into gear until shut off engine, if helps i have a hurst shifter...in the dealer right now...sorta at the point with this truck if i wasn't upside down with what i owe on it i'd just get a new one, thanks
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Hmm sounds like a slave issue to be honest. If you cant get into gear when its on your slave isnt disengaging the clutch or whatever you call it. therefore locking you out.. you got clutch fluid in ?
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check your fluid level in the master, i had the same problem and some how i was just out of fluid, didnt have a slave issue at all
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slave master is full..checked myself and dealer checked as well.... could the stops on shifter cause this maybe?
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no cause you can go into when its off.

it has something to do with the everything not disengaging.

what happens if you turn it off. put it in gear. push in the clutch and start it. that way its already in gear.. can you drive and shift into second?
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My slave went out within a year after replacing. TWICE
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if u wrestle with the shifter eventually goes in... but no where near stock feel... supposed to have warranty on clutch work ( but living in new york and having work done in ontario- doubt easily covered) definitely my next ranger will be auto ...this experience plus getting too old to shift all the time lol ...if i wasn't upside down probably would be selling the hurst right now lol
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My slave went out within a year after replacing. TWICE
hopefully not my case ... everyone tells me because of the way ford does the slave cylinder might as well change the clutch as well as already inside...if so wish could trade it in for something else but being damaged makes resale value even worse
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Do an auto swap if you hate the manual?
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"IF" is the clutch / slave think the new cash for clunkers program would work for me? 2000 4.0 ohv vs 08-09 4.0 sohc? or not enough mpg improvement? i know i don't want a 4 cylinder truck and am not paying another $1500 for a new clutch ( i still owe my dad for the first time! lol) dealer first impression was there must be a broken linkage somewhere... hope so! love my ranger but don't want to make any stupid mistakes either...
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Linkage huh? Well the sifter linkage is internal since the shifter bolts right to the tranny.
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matter if slave is oem or aftermarket? possible its clutch master? somewhat good news for me..if clutch/ slave is gone orginal repair shop agreed to pay under warranty
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mine is going out.. i just beat the hell outa the shifter till it goes in haha
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am surprised that my 2000 gets better mpg than the new 4.0 according to fueleconomy.gov site anyways so idea cash for clunkers a no go for sure ( has to be 4 mpg or better i believe) if clutch/ slave again have thought of selling once fixed but am sorta on fence at moment... if ford fixes and uses oem parts/ warrantys their work maybe better idea to keep it.. ( am sure prevous shop used aftermarket parts- though if i did it myself probably would get a centerforce clutch- may still get one ) if trade in probably looking at adding at least $10 000 to my current debt ( not good idea in current economy imo) despite this problem with truck and oil in coolant when first got it..love the ranger- sold me on 4x4 anyways
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possibilty of damage internally to transmission? from what i have heard about it, not the strongest trans out there
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please don't feel i'm bashing on you but the way you type is confusing. it's like your missing words or not typing the full sentence.
i'd definitely bring it to the dealer, it's done right, you've got the warrenty if it goes again in the period of coverage. might cost you more, but it's peace of mind.
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Its at the dealership at the moment, previous shop that did it agreed to pay for the repair if happens to be the clutch/ slave cylinder again. Plus side imo..is this time hopefully done right with oem parts not aftermarket, if happens to be clutch/ slave cylinder.
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am surprised that my 2000 gets better mpg than the new 4.0 according to fueleconomy.gov site anyways so idea cash for clunkers a no go for sure ( has to be 4 mpg or better i believe)
yea im pretty sure you cant trade it in on a truck, i already talked to dodge

BUT, I'm sure if you talk to enough salesman, someone will be more than happy to bend the rules a little and sell you a brand new truck

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despite this problem with truck and oil in coolant when first got it..love the ranger- sold me on 4x4 anyways
oil in the coolant.. dude really? you bought a truck with a possibly blown head gasket?
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yea im pretty sure you cant trade it in on a truck, i already talked to dodge

BUT, I'm sure if you talk to enough salesman, someone will be more than happy to bend the rules a little and sell you a brand new truck



oil in the coolant.. dude really? you bought a truck with a possibly blown head gasket?
cracked heads actually...dealer i purchased it from didn't believe me until i had a used oil analysis done
dealer called, hydraulic portion of my clutch is fine..but the clutch is shot- hope because its aftermarket- tempted to get a centerforce eventually.. if improves reliability...don't mind stiffer clutch...this one was always too easy imo anyways
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got my truck back, was the pressure plate...convinced aftermarket clutches are garbage now, have oem clutch in mine now..clutch feels best ever- the aftermarket one from day one never " felt" right
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