Question about Dodge Ram 1500
Have you checked the fluid level in the clutch master cylinder on the firewall next to the driverside windsheild of car? you did'nt specify what year,make,model of car or truck. so i'm going to give you several solutions. clutch master cylinders take regular brake fluid to operate them. hydralic clutches have master cylinders,they can go bad. they are located just like i explained above. they also have what is called a slave cylinder,loated on the side of your transmission.when looking under your car or truck,do you see anything leaking like brake fluid? where the motor and transmission bolt together? leaking onto the ground? you may need to put a piece of cardboard onto the ground underneath the car or truck overnight to be able to be sure it's leaking. if you do see a leak,most likely the slave cylinders bad on the side of your transmission. only 2 bolts hold it to the transmission. you can purchase a new slave cylinder at any autozone or advance auto parts store with complete instructions of replacement of it,if you're mechanically inclined,this is medium technical to preform. if not,then i suggest you have it done by a certified mechanic. thank you for choosing fixya.com
Posted on Mar 27, 2011
It sounds like your clutch is worn out. One of the signs of a worn clutch plate (especially with an hydraulic clutch) is that the clutch will not completely disengage. The next sign is that it will start slipping really bad. It shifts ok from 1 through 5 because you have a fully synchronized transmission. It can actually be shifted pretty well from 1 through 5 without using the clutch at all. It is recommended that when you replace the clutch also replace the master and slave cylinders as well as the fly wheel and pressure plate. It is a little more expensive, but this will put the entire clutch system into "like new" working order, and you will not have any problems with it for many thousands of miles.
Posted on Mar 26, 2011
Hi, since you now probably have air in the hydraulic line, it was drawn in because the reservoir ran out of fluid. It ran out of fluid because of a leak. You may be able to bleed the clutch and get it working again, but it's going to quit again when the reservoir runs dry again. So I DO recommend you find and repair the leak before bleeding the system, but that's up to you. In your truck, there is not actually a bleeding procedure because it is a closed system. It is intended to be sold as an entire system and is bled at the factory. However, they do sell the slave separately. If your slave is leaking, you can replace it, but you will need to fill it with brake fluid and bleed it before installing.
Now, if you want to try bleeding your system on the truck, fill the reservoir and disconnect the line at the slave. It is a quick disconnect fitting. Just pull the clip and the line will come off. Use a drip pan under the slave and let the system gravity bleed the air out. Keep the reservoir full whaile the fluid bleeds thru the line. If it doesn't gravity bleed, pump the pedal slowly to bleed it. Keep the reservoir full so you don't get more air in. Once you have about a cup of fluid out of the line, the air should be gone. Reinsert the line and see if you have pressure at the pedal. If not, there is probably some air in the slave. To get air out of the slave, you will have to remove it from the transmission--two screws. To bleed it, pull the line off, depress the plunger with your thumb, and reconnect the line before slowly releasing the plunger. Repeat this procedure until all the air is out of the slave. Then carefully reattach the slave to the transmission making sure the plunger engage the paul on the yoke that it pushes against to release the clutch. Please let me know if you have questions, and thanks for using FixYa.
Posted on Mar 26, 2011
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