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I have a 1987 Ford Ranger that I replaced the Clutch, Flywheel, Slave and Master cylinder. The problem I am having is the clutch wont bleed properly. I have tried multiple times and it will build pressure but then bleeds off shortly afterwards. I have a constant stream of fluid from the Slave. Truck will only go into gear after pumping pedal repeatedly. I am thinking there may still be air in the master or slave but am completely lost at this point, and dont want to remove tranny again to bleed. Any Suggestions?

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  • damonduffy Nov 19, 2009

    It is brand new. I replaced it when I did the slave cylinder.

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Your throwout bearing is probably bad (most likely)

Posted on Nov 19, 2009

Testimonial: "Thank you for your response. I will look into that possiblity as well but it was replaced along with the slave cylinder."

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