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Clutch and Master Cylinder Replacement Issue

Old 4 Weeks Ago
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Clutch and Master Cylinder Replacement Issue

Hello fellow Ranger Members,

This afternoon, I was shifting through gears in my manual 2000 Ford Ranger (3.0) and my clutch suddenly lost all pressure/tension when trying to engage the clutch. In turn, this grounded my truck to the point I would have to turn the engine completely off, then put the truck in first gear to then re-start the truck to get it going. At first, I thought this was the slave cylinder going out but then when I got home today I realized that the master cylinder line was disconnected from the transmission/slave cylinder. After further research, I have come up with the following:

Clutch Master/Slave Assembly Replacement

What i found is that the end gold metal piece that fits into the slave cylinder, i guess, has plastic on it as well that helps with the connection of the two parts. one side of the part being the side that is put into the receptor with this special fitting. Anyways, the cylindrical plastic piece that is associated with securing the fitting is broken, leading to me to believe that I can simply buy the above and change this out to be as good as new/was.

Can anyone with experience please advise what may be the problem. In regards to the line being currently disconnected, is there any explanation why this may have "burst" when shifting through gears.

From my understanding, in order to replace this, I must take out the pin and put the end of the assembly in the receipting hole and put the pin back in. The finish by running 3 DOT fluid through the line until all of the air is out of the line.
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Yes, that is called the Quick Connect fitting or Quick Disconnect

It is exposed to all sorts of road debris so maybe something hit it and damaged the line, lots of pressure in that line when clutch pedal is down, so any flaw in the hose will cause it to fail

And yes, you buy a new master/reservoir unit to fix that problem, because of the line pressure just adding a new line can be OK but can also pop off
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