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Clutch hard to shift in 1st but easy when shift to 2nd gear. When comes to complete stop hard to shift in gear. When go over 2 miles shifts fine from 1-5. And when press pedal, it has no pressure.

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  • Jennifer Alfred
    Jennifer Alfred Mar 26, 2011

    2001 dodge RAM 1500

  • Jennifer Alfred
    Jennifer Alfred Mar 26, 2011

    2001 dodge ram 1500

  • Jennifer Alfred
    Jennifer Alfred Mar 26, 2011

    How do u bleed clutch?

  • Jennifer Alfred
    Jennifer Alfred Mar 26, 2011

    Clutch hard to shift in 1st gear, when get in first gear easy to shift to 2nd. When over 2 miles shift fine1-5. When *** to complete stop no pressure, r when press pedal no pressure either have to keep pumping. Also how to bleed air out of line for clutch.

  • Jennifer Alfred
    Jennifer Alfred Mar 26, 2011

    Also the truck burning rich, changed fuel pump, oil, and spark plugs but still same. Get 5/6 miles per gallon. Thanks for clutch answer, will let u no the outcome of it when done.

  • Jennifer Alfred
    Jennifer Alfred Mar 26, 2011

    Also the truck burning rich, changed fuel pump, oil, and spark plugs but still same. Get 5/6 miles per gallon. Thanks for clutch answer, will let u no the outcome of it when done.

  • Jennifer Alfred
    Jennifer Alfred Mar 26, 2011

    Also the truck burning rich, changed fuel pump, oil, and spark plugs but still same. Get 5/6 miles per gallon. Thanks for clutch answer, will let u no the outcome of it when done.

  • Jennifer Alfred
    Jennifer Alfred Mar 26, 2011

    Also the truck burning rich, changed fuel pump, oil, and spark plugs but still same. Get 5/6 miles per gallon. Thanks for clutch answer, will let u no the outcome of it when done.

  • Jennifer Alfred
    Jennifer Alfred Mar 26, 2011

    2001 dodge ram 1500 burning rich. Very low gas mileage. Changed fuel pump, oil change, and spark plug.

  • Jennifer Alfred
    Jennifer Alfred Mar 26, 2011

    Changed slave cylinder now truck doesn't start.

  • Jennifer Alfred
    Jennifer Alfred Mar 26, 2011

    Change slave cylinder, and maintenance free but truck dont want to start.

  • Jennifer Alfred
    Jennifer Alfred Mar 28, 2011

    It's a 2001 dodge ram 1500. No leak, change slave cylinder and maintenance it now truck not starting at all.

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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

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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.

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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.

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    Jeff Turcotte Mar 26, 2011

    Hi, there are 2 possible causes for poor mileage. A bad camshaft position sensor can reduce mileage some, but not usually that much. A more likely cause is the fuel pressure regulator. Yours is inside the tank along with the filter and pump. Attach a fuel pressure gage to the test port (schrader valve) on the fuel rail and start the engine. The pressure should be no more than 55 psi. Otherwise, replace the regulator.

  • Jeff Turcotte
    Jeff Turcotte Mar 26, 2011

    Hi, if you did anything under the dash when installing the slave cylinder, you may have disturbed the safety switch on the clutch pedal arm. Is the switch getting depressed when you push the clutch in? Is the connector still firmly attached to the switch and are the wires OK? To test the switch, you can pull the connector off the switch and use a paper clip to connect the terminals inside the connector. This will bypass the safety switch and should allow the truck to start.

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You didn't mention the year and make but if it has a hydraulic clutch you need to check the fluid as it sounds like it may be low or you have air in the line which will need to be bled out.

Posted on Mar 26, 2011

  • Steve Martineau
    Steve Martineau Mar 26, 2011

    If the fluid is not low you shouldn't have to bleed the line. If it is low then there should be a bleeder zerk on the hydraulic cylinder near the transmission. Have someone push the clutch pedal down slowly and open the bleeder til the pedal reaches the floor then quickly close the bleeder. Repeat as neccessary til the air is bled out.

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