1991 Ford Ranger Clutch Problem
Maybe somebody can assist me with this so when I take it into the mechanic, I know what they're going to be doing to the truck.
My truck's engine light came on about one week ago and hasn't gone off. What's happening with the truck is my stick shifter is becoming "stuck" when trying to put it in first. It is almost impossible for me to shift into first and many times I have to start out in second gear just because it's a little easier, but still takes some force. Also, when trying to go into reverse all I get is grinding of the flywheel and I KNOW that can't be good. I don't want to get a new transmission, but I was wondering if I all I could do to rememdy this was replace the clutch? The clutch pedal is pretty soft right now and has almost no resistance.
I've tried the test with the clutch, put the truck in fourth, bring up the RPM's to 2000 and then slowly let out the clutch. It takes my truck about 3 to 5 seconds to finally just die. I'm not sure what that means though.
Any advice, comments, suggestions or help would be appreciated!