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Will not go into gear clutch pedal has no feeling

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  • tactical_pat Oct 03, 2008

    burnt clutch i guess mine started with the revers then after time and now just a few days ago my revers stopped going into gear and my 1rst and 2nd gear our starting to grind not go into gear???

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Check the clutch fluid (whiteish plastic resivour, drivers side firewall). My 88 Ranger has a slow clutch leak and I need to fill it maybe once a week. It went almost dry one day and I couldn't get it into gear (refilled it and all was ok). Also, sometimes if you don't put the rubber diaphram in correctly the clutch will feel funny.
Or your clutch could be gone/wornout.

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