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Old 09-10-2009, 11:31   #1 (permalink)
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'92 new clutch, won't go into reverse

I just had a new clutch, master cylinder and slave cylinder installed in my trusty old Ranger and now it won't go into reverse! The mechanic can't figure out what the problem is. He used Motomaster parts, too!

Any suggestions?

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Old 09-10-2009, 14:13   #2 (permalink)
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Re: '92 new clutch, won't go into reverse

Does it go into all the other gears? Maybe the linkage got messed up?
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Re: '92 new clutch, won't go into reverse

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Does it go into all the other gears? Maybe the linkage got messed up?
Yep, it goes into the other ones, but make that awful grinding sound when trying to go into reverse (as if there is no clutch!).
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Re: '92 new clutch, won't go into reverse

Does it go into 1st a little hard? It sounds like the clutch isn't releasing enough. I'm guessing you can put it in reverse with the engne off?
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Re: '92 new clutch, won't go into reverse

I didn't try it off, so I don't know. It is a little sticky going into first, second and third, though. If it is not releasing enough, how can it be adjusted?

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Re: '92 new clutch, won't go into reverse

There's no adjustment. Maybe there's air in the system yet. They are hard to bleed it all out. Does the pedal feel like it has about an inch of movement, then has more resistance? That's what it should feel like.
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Re: '92 new clutch, won't go into reverse

Yep, the pedal is squishy for the first inch and then it stiffens up.
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Re: '92 new clutch, won't go into reverse

That sounds about right. Hopefuly the parts store gave you the right disk and pressure plate kit.
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Re: '92 new clutch, won't go into reverse

They are notorious for problems bleeding the air out of the systems! Search this forum for other posts concerning this issue, including some of my own.....
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Re: '92 new clutch, won't go into reverse

I had the same problem with my 1990 f150. I bled the clutch and the problem went away. The procedure I used was to let the system gravity bleed with the valve underneath open and me up top making sure the reservoir stayed full. I had to pump the clutch to get it started. once the fluid was completely changed, I used a two man bleeding process just like brakes. The difference between before and after was very slight but enough to get me up and running! :)
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