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Old 01-07-2009
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Somebody at Ford owes me a beer.

Hi all, semi-new here, first post at least... Long story short, I'm in the middle of a slave cylinder reapir on my 94 4x4. All four bolts broke off in the exhaust manifolds and the shifter arm confused me for way too long. Was it too much trouble to simply put a bolt through both peices? I finnally got the tranny down tonight, but seriously, could they maybe have thought a little harder about putting that thing OUTSIDE the tranny? Especially if they're the pieces of crap I hear people say... Arg...
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I have no clue what youre talking about, but welcome to the site!
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If you are just now replacing your slave on a 94 you are doing pretty good. I did mine it 67k.
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you owe me a beer because i read this post..
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And you didn't expect those things to happen on a 15yr old vehicle?

If it were just a bolt, what would prevent the arm from lifting off the stud?


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Not really what your talking about.....but

Most the time when they design something there is many many many ppl working on different parts. They then put them all together. Sometimes crap is in super crappy places.

For instance I knew someone who worked for International. They had a engineer come in to look at a new truck, He said he deisnged the cab and that was the first time he has ever saw it on a truck.
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And you didn't expect those things to happen on a 15yr old vehicle?

If it were just a bolt, what would prevent the arm from lifting off the stud?




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Yeah, I kinda figured I'd break one or two, but I'd been soaking them daily with wd-40 for almost a week. I've pulled exhaust off much older cars, with many more miles, and have never had every one break...

Perhaps having the bolt go through both peices...
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Sorry for the confusing post, I was talking about putting the slave cylinder outside the tranny...
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hey join the club, i have a 94 2wd manuel and the slave design is a royal joke. id love to knock the crap out of the designer for that one.
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Sorry for the confusing post, I was talking about putting the slave cylinder outside the tranny...
try dealing with the new one's that involve pulling the trans enjoy the one you have
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try dealing with the new one's that involve pulling the trans enjoy the one you have
They all involve pulling the transmission out.
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They all involve pulling the transmission out.
? i must be confusing with the f-150's... mine was on the outside.. ya that was it
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My 02 had to have the tranny pulled.
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French designed slave that fails all the time. Booooo!! Somebody at Ford owes me some money not a beer.
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Yeah, I kinda figured I'd break one or two, but I'd been soaking them daily with wd-40 for almost a week. I've pulled exhaust off much older cars, with many more miles, and have never had every one break...

Perhaps having the bolt go through both peices...
I had the exact same thing happen and thoughts.....3 of my four broke in the manifold. 3 hrs and a bottle of 02 and acetylene later they were out. That was a HUGE PITA!!
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why are your guys dropping the exhaust? i pulled my 5r55e out without touching the exhaust.
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Yeah, those slave cylinders are sure cheap. But hey, it's a Ford, LOL
Just add it to the list of head scratchers.
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why are your guys dropping the exhaust? i pulled my 5r55e out without touching the exhaust.
.....................I....like to party??....



Well on another note, I found a guy who was parting out a clean 03 4.0SOHC 4wd 5speed, because the slave cylinder had went out. It didn't even have 90k miles yet. I think he was broke, couldn't afford to fix it, and had bills to pay.. or a drug addiction to nurture. I snagged a few parts .. anybody need a 4.0 SOHC with less than 90k miles on it.. I can get it for around 200$ :)
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how much did he want whole for it? also what color?
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Well on another note, I found a guy who was parting out a clean 03 4.0SOHC 4wd 5speed, because the slave cylinder had went out. It didn't even have 90k miles yet. I think he was broke, couldn't afford to fix it, and had bills to pay.. or a drug addiction to nurture. I snagged a few parts .. anybody need a 4.0 SOHC with less than 90k miles on it.. I can get it for around 200$ :)
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how much did he want whole for it? also what color?
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why are your guys dropping the exhaust? i pulled my 5r55e out without touching the exhaust.

Well, on paper it seemed easier to pull 4 nuts and two bolts than try to manuever that thing with no lift.......now I know.....
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well i had no idea what i was really doing, so i didnt know to remove it. the exhaust was never really in my way
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