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Old 11-30-2011
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Think Slave Cylinder is toast, need recommendation

Couple of weeks ago, clutch starting making weird noises when I had clutch depressed at stoplights and such.

Last couple of days, tougher to get into gear, but not bad yet. I suspect the slave cylinder is not pressurized, as clutch still has plenty of torque and no slipping.

From what I understand, the slave cylinder is inside the bell housing on this 2.3L Ranger, and likely should replace that along with the clutch at same time.

Can anyone recommend what I should be spending on parts for this? I am seeking out a mechanic nearby here in Portland that can do the work unless anyone already knows of someone.
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Just search around either locally or online for the best deals. Don't cheap out on the clutch or slave cylinder as they're labor intensive. OEM slave cylinder isn't a bad idea, but as far as clutch goes for stock replacement I recommend Exedy.
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Is there a lot of rust out in your area? A 2wd 4cyl is a pretty easy clutch job to do. Maybe save yourself some $$ and grab a buddy and a 12 pack.
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Found a good deal on a Luk clutch, flywheel, and slave cyl.

Found someone with own shop/lift and ASE experience, who is charging me $200 labor. (and even offered to lower price if it does not take him the full 4 hours)
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I don't see why you need a flywheel, get it resurfaced.
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I've never even resurfaced a flywheel before. Granted its not gouged from the friction disc. Just scuffed 'em up with some emery cloth. And never had any issues doing it.
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I don't see why you need a flywheel, get it resurfaced.
Bought new, because cheapest I could find to resurface, was only $8 less than getting a new one.
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Found a good deal on a Luk clutch, flywheel, and slave cyl.

Found someone with own shop/lift and ASE experience, who is charging me $200 labor. (and even offered to lower price if it does not take him the full 4 hours)
Off Ebay? I bought I kit like that as well. Buy an OEM slave, the clutch itself is a good one, pretty sure it was a Luk to. I had to drop the trans in less than 30,000 because the slave stopped holding pressure.
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Ok .. install went well, until trying to get pressure in clutch pedal

We bled entire system, still no pressure. Went to buy a new Master as we think that maybe since its also original, is not supplying enough pressure to the slave. We know there are no air bubbles in the system.
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