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I recently replaced the clutch, pressure plate, slave cylinder. first, and reverse are hard to get in. I pump the clutch a few times it gets easier but still not smooth. I bled the slave with brake fluid with a pneumatic bleeder. still hard to get in 1st and reverse. then I heard I need to use hydraulic fluid, so I tried that with same results. the fly wheel was in good shape so I didn't have it machined. car has 92,000 mi.

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Brake fluid is hydraulic fluid. use only brake fluid and get all the air out. sounds like you still have air in it and it is not disengaging all the way. dont be surprised if your hydraulic fluid ruined the seals in everything

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Was the flywheel turned or surfaced? I would have to say the if it was than you need to shim the flywheel out to get it back to specs.

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New clutch not disengaging


When I do clutch jobs. I replace the clutch package(comes with the slave) and the master cylinder also. Have the flywheel turned or replaced. Just a note. The clutch plate can be installed backwards. No matter how many times you bleed it, It won't work.

May 30, 2016 | 2001 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck

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Hi i just put a new master cylinder a month back now today my clutch felt hard and when i put it in reverse heard a broken sound clutch went flat and oil came from the master what can the problem be


Umm...

A mechanical 'breaking noise' doesn't sound good. It's hard to diagnose a problem online without being there to see/hear the vehicle. But .. it may be that your clutch pressure plate has broken/ release/throwout bearing has broken?

It's difficult to see why the master cylinder should leak - unless it was incorrectly fitted in the first place?

Just to check ... The master cylinder is in the engine bay/compartment and is where you top up with clutch fluid. When a master cylinder fails it usually results in no pressure at the clutch pedal, not a leak.

The clutch slave cylinder is the one that does all the work. When you press the pedal hydraulic pressure is sent from the master cylinder to the slave cylinder - which then pushes the release/throwout bearing against the clutch pressure plate and 'disconnects' the driven plate .. allowing you to change gear.

The slave cylinder is the one that does all the hard work - it is located somewhere where engine and gearbox mate together, usually at the bottom right/left. It's usually the one that fails/leaks. It's quite easy to replace..

I don't think it is anything to do with reverse gear. It's more to do with the clutch pedal being depressed - and, I would suspect - something has failed.

The link below is generic images of a clutch:
clutch diagram Google Search

Basically, a clutch is 3 parts. There's the 'pressure plate' which bolts onto your flywheel. The pressure plate is a 'spring'. You depress the clutch pedal and the release/throwout bearing presses onto the centre of the pressure plate causing the 'fingers' - the springs - to bend back and take pressure off the driven plate - which is the link - the drive - between engine and gearbox.

If you have a leak your clutch will not work. This causes a 'grinding/crashing' noise when you try to change gear. The first thing you should do is check where the leak is coming from and do something about it.

The 'noise' that you mention may be due to the fact that the gears are 'grinding' as they try to mesh together without the use of the clutch.

The first thing you should do is check why there's a leak. It's difficult to see why a new master cylinder is leaking unless it was incorrectly fitted and damaged (pipes incorrectly connected..).

If it's the slave cylinder that is leaking - replace it. Easy job.

If Master cylinder and slave cylinder are ok - you have to look at your clutch unit. A clutch is always replaced with 3 parts ... throwout bearing/pressure plate and driven disk.

May 04, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

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Hard to get my car in first or second gear,and reverse crunches,even when driving for a while it's really hard to change gears,what could be the problem ?


if it has a hydraulic clutch ,the problem is a failing clutch slave cylinder not holding pressure
the leak is probably from the slave cylinder
the indications are that the clutch pressure plate is not properly clearing the clutch plate and the drag is causing the problems

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I have a94 ford ranger regular cab 2.3 l 4 speed with over drive it will start but won't engage has little to no clutch pressure but I can get it in gear after pumping my clutch what's my problem


First, I would check the fluid in the master cylinder for the hydraulic clutch. If it is low, top it off. If the fluid level is low, it means you will probably need either the master cylinder, the slave cylinder, or both. These vehicles are extremely hard to purge the air out of the hydraulic clutch system. If you have to replace the clutch slave cylinder, you may need a proffesional.

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Gears really hard to shift 1990 toyota 4runner


pressure and clutch plate (clutch set) need to be inspected and probably replaced. be prepared for a transmission repair as well if the problem has been going on for months.

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Clutch petal goes to the floor with little resistance. can't get in gear.


fill the reservoir for the clutch slave cylinder. No with the engine OFF pump the clutch 25 times. Yes 25 times. Now start the engine and see if it shifts. If it does you need a new slave cylinder, clutch, pressure plate, & throwout bearing as well. Everything is replaced upon dismantling for you do now want to do it again within a few months later. Also have the flywheel machined smooth if its still any good

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Series 1 4.2 Jaugar E-type After leaving my car sit for most of the spring and summer, I am experiencing a spongy clutch pedal, sucking sound on pedal return. Also get an occasional hard pedal stop at...


It sounds like your Slave Clutch Cylinder has gone bad but here are a few more possibilities: Your Primary Clutch Cylinder is normally more stout but are you bleeding out on both ends? Have you checked for leakage from your Slave Cylinder to your Primary? Are you losing any fluid ? Did you break any fingers on your Clutch Pressure Plate?

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Clutch will not engage gears, got a quote, not the transmission.


The transmission doesn't have anything wrong, is simple the pressure plate, one of the 3 parts that conform a clutch. Just take the car to a honest mechanic and tell them that you can to replace the clutch. The advantage of a manual transmission is the fact that they are practically for ever, unless you leave them for months without the high viscosity (w-90) oil that they use.

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The clutch is stuck to the floor bord and i cant shift


you may have a faulty clutch master cylinder or faulty clutch slave cylinder- leaking clutch fluid. most of the time both are replaced at the same time which should be recomended by your mechanic, the bolts to the master cylinder are very hard to get to and require the right tool.
you should be able to move car forward by selecting 1st then cranking engine till it starts, gear changes while driving are hard but not impossible. i recommend a tow truck to a local repairer.

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Abnormal clutch pedal operation


You've replaced the master, the slave, now I would check to see if the throwout fork will move by hand. If you can move the fork by hand I would say that your pressure plate and or throwout bearing are worn out. First try to just gravity bleed the system. If that doesnt work, it may be time for a clutch, pressure plate, and bearing. The pressure plate spring pushes the pedal back up and depending on how many miles and driving habit those little arms on it break off and just wear out. I hope this helps you.

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