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shifting problems

So last night on my way home i went to shift into over drive and it didn't budge then i tried later and with a fight got it in, then after that 4th and 3rd were a hard shift, but after i drove with out over drive and eventually shifted down to 2nd gear 3rd and 4th went back to normal, but then after i shifed back in to overdrive same thing happened again. When i got home then i noticed that there was sluge in the clutch reservoir, so this morning i added fluid to the clutch resivoir and checked transmission fluid, which was fine, the clutch also squeeks now when i push it in and releases it.
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id try doing a complete flush of the system first and see what that does
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is that as hard to do as i heard
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i dont think it should be too bad...can you find your slave cylinder/get to it?
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well the slave cylinder is in the bell housing
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oh **** forgot about that
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yeah, i mean if its not hard to slide the trany off then maybe i could do it, i don't really want to send the money to go to a shop, do you think its driveable though
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can you shift without the clutch? i wouldnt drive it though...saw your in aspers im in york might be able to work something out to try and fix this problem
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yeah i can shift 1st through 4th without the clutch, and i replaced the bushings over the summer when they shattered. and yeah when are you free
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pretty much any weekend...have school during the week
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yeah same hear, i'm busy this up coming weekend, but how about the weekend after, how long do you think it would take
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well it all depends whether or not the bolts want to come out...can of pb blast will be your best friend...is your truck 2wd or 4wd?
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its 2wd
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oh that makes things easier...its a matter of unbolting the driveshaft,and disconnecting the shifter and then unbolting the trans...a floor jack will help with this because the trans will be one heavy s.o.b
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yeah i'll get the drive shaft down before hand, and disconnect the shifter when the time comes time comes to keep it free of contaminates, so do you want to come up and help sometime then
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yea ill help you see what the problem is...just hope its just something with the clutch and not the actual transmission
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yeah mee too, i mean it drove fine last night just had the problem with the shifting and then finding the sludge in the reservoir and had to pump the clutch alot to get it in reverse, its been giving me trouble with putting it in reverse for a while but not this bad.
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i friend requested you on facebook too we cold chat on there then, but id think it has too be a clutch problem especially after i heard it squeaking
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sounds like your slave is shot...
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i friend requested you on facebook too we cold chat on there then, but id think it has too be a clutch problem especially after i heard it squeaking
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i got its bled, the is an extension for the bleeder valve, so no nee to pull the tranny to get to the slave cylinder, and all i did was put it on jack stands to make it easier to get underneath. Breaking the bleeder screw loose was a pain in the *** though, but a 11mm 1/4" ratchet took care of it. Then i just gravity bled it and flushed through about half a bottle of brake fluid, took about 15 minuets. Shifts great now. However the meshing gear for OD was damages slightly from working it into OD when the clutch was acting up but is getting better as they tend to file them selves back to normal since the meshing gears are brass and the other gears are steel. Now I'm going to look into the gas mileage issue, yay.
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glad you got it figured out...just keep an eye on it...slave might be leaking
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yup, i've been checking it every day, and she's holdin strong, i hope the slave won't or clutch in general wont develop a problem for a long time, be a ***** to replace.
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its not too bad on RWD cars...its a ***** on FWD cars
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yeah more **** to take off
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