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Clutch pedal goes to the floor, will not release the clutch

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HOW MANY MILES ARE ON CLUTCH THEY LAST 80 TO 100 THOUSAND MILES DEPENDING ON HOW PEOPLE DRIVE BUT WHEN THEY ARE WORN OUT THEY TEND TO SLIP YOU SAY YOURS WON;T DISENGAGEWITH MAKES ME THINK YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH EITHER THE MASTER CYLINDER OR THE SLAVE CYLINDER MOST LIKELY IS THE MASTER TI IS ATTACHED DERICTLY TO THE CLUTCH PEDEL THERES A CYLINDER WITH A ROD COMEING OUT OF IT THAT HOCKS TO THE PEDEL LOOK FOR BRAKE FLUID RUNING DOWN INSIDE FIRE WALL IF YOU SEE ANY FLUID YOU HAVE AIR IN SYSTEM BECAUSE IF OIL IS GETTING OUT AIR IS GETTING IN NEXT CHECK CLUTCH RESERVOIRSEE IF THERE IS FLUID NO FLUID THEN YOU HAVE A LEAK I HAVE AN 85 RANGER I;VE HAVE HAD IT FOR 23 YEARS AND I HAVE NEVER HAD TO CHANGE THE SLAVE CYLINDER THATS INSIDE THE BELL HOUSEING SO I DON;T THINKS THATS THE PROBLEM ITS MORE THEN LIKELY ITS THE MASTER CYLINDER BUT THE SYSTEM NEEDS TO BE BLEED ANY TIME YOU DISCONCET A LINE OR HAVE LEAK FLUID IS NOT COMPRESABLE AIR IS YOU HOWEVER DO THE BLEEDING AT THE SLAVE THERE IS A FITTING JUST LIKE ON YOUR BREAKS AND DONE AN SAME MANNER

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Your truck has a hydraulic clutch. You need to check the Clutch master cylinder for proper fluid level and add if low. If your reservoir is full the master or slave cylinder may be bad. In some extreme cases I have seen the slave cylinder come loose from the transmission but that is rare. Check your reservoir for fluid, check the hose from the clutch master cylinder, to the slave cylinder, and check the slave to be sure it is tight on the trans. Then check the slave for movement when the pedal in pressed.

Posted on Oct 16, 2010

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Hello Henry.
There are a couple of possibilities.
First of all, check the fluid level in the reservoir under the hood. It is mounted on the firewall opposite of the clutch pedal. Remove the cap and pull the rubber boot out to fill it (with brake fluid ONLY!).
If it is empty there is a leak. It is usually one of two places. The master cylinder or the slave cylinder.
The master is mounted to the firewall and has a piston in it that pushes fluid through a line to the slave cylinder that is mounted between the engine and transmission.
Look for signs of fluid leakage and that will generally tell you which one needs repair.
The master on the firewall will usually leak on the inside of the truck where the rod from the clutch pedal goes to it and the slave will usually drip out the front of the transmission.

Hope this helps you to repair your Ranger.

Posted on Oct 16, 2010

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The link from the pedal to the master cylinder could be disconnected and you'll find that under the dash, the rest of the system is hydraulic, no mechanical links, but more than likely the slaveif it has a hydraulic clutch and it has fluid ther could be air in the system or a bad clutch master cylinder or a bad slave cylinder or cylinder is blown, could also be throwout bearing/pivot arm inside the bellhousing.Hope you rate my response

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