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1998 ford ranger is a pain to get into first

It is hard to shift into first or second when engine is running. But shifts fine when the enine is off. The fluid resivor is over filled with fluid could that cause this problem?

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If this has the original clutch componets and a lot of hard wear due to city driving or 150000 miles and higway driving you are in need of replacing the clutch assembly including the throwout bearing which has the slave cylinder incorporated with that part. To test this start by doing this test with the engine off. Pump the clutch pedal about 25 times. Start the engine and shift into 1st. If it shifts easily the slave cylinder is bad

Posted on May 23, 2009

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Hi!we have read your problem.please dont worry, every problem hasa solution.There should be problem with your clutches.please make sure you press your clutches to the maximum while you are putting your first gear and use 1/4 th of the maximum while shifting to consecutive gears.if the problem persists check your cluth system for any loose contacts or wear and tear.hope your problem is tackled.have a nice day

Posted on May 23, 2009

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    jake_turnbul Jun 07, 2012

    if youve been four wheel driving a nd got your fly wheel wet it could have a little surface rust ... ride the clutch a little (without burning it out) fixed mine :)

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