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Old 09-13-2011, 11:34   #1 (permalink)
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Barely able to shift 1999 ranger into 1st gear

Hey guys, so all of a sudden i can barley put my 1999 4L 4x4 ranger 5 speed into first gear.. and when the vehicle has been parked on a hill i can barely get it into any gear (when the engine is on)..when the engine is off i can easily move the shifter into the gears.. when downshifting from 2nd to 1st there is no issue.. but once i stop it i have to jam it into gear.. and when is tart to push it i can feel the tranny kind of clunk like the clutch isnt engaged.. i checked the clutch fluid. it was very low so i filled it and its kinda better but there is a little plastic filter thing in the resevoir and it doesnt look like any of the fluid can even pass through it into the system..? any ideas thanks!!
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Old 09-13-2011, 11:48   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Barely able to shift 1999 ranger into 1st gear

If it was very low as you said , check for any signs of a leak . You may have some luck if you bleed clutch but with needing topping up could have problems , but worth a try , nothing to lose .

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Re: Barely able to shift 1999 ranger into 1st gear

I would start with bleeding the system. This system can be tricky to bleed though. These videos have helped me greatly, hopefully they will be of value to you.


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Old 09-15-2011, 02:08   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Barely able to shift 1999 ranger into 1st gear

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I would start with bleeding the system. This system can be tricky to bleed though. These videos have helped me greatly, hopefully they will be of value to you.

Ford Ranger & Mazda B-Series Pickup Clutch Hydraulic Release System Bleeding Procedures - YouTube

Ford Ranger & Mazda B-Series Pickup Clutch Hydraulic Release System Bleeding Procedure Part 2 - YouTube
Grrrr! Why didn't I have this back when I had my '86? Bleeding was a nightmare!
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