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A. Penland
A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE
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Hydraulic clutch line fell out of the trans mission and I

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Hydraulic clutch line fell out of the trans mission and I cannot push it back in. 94 4x4 ranger manual
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  A. Penland replied 1 year ago.

Can you post a picture of the line and the point on your transmission it inserts in?
I need to see if the line broke or the slave cylinder broke, or the line just disconnected.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Well the line has disconnected, but I cannot get the line pushed in enough to clip back in. The clutch does not push in anymore. I would need to know why it does not push in all the way.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
this has happened before my mechanic, put it back in, but it is sunday and I can't seem to replicate what he did
Expert:  A. Penland replied 1 year ago.

The line has to snap into the slave cylinder fitting. Some times it does take a little effort. But it should not just pop loose unless it was not fully connected or there is a problem with the slave cylinder or the line itself.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is this is what stops my clutch from pushing in
Expert:  A. Penland replied 1 year ago.

Yes, when the line pops loose, the fluid can not travel to the slave cylinder the move the throw-out bearing. When the line is connected, it opens a valve in the line to allow the fluid to move to the slave cylinder.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Than how does one put this back in. IT does not go all the way in
Expert:  A. Penland replied 1 year ago.

Can you post a picture of the line and the fitting on here?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok, i will how does one upload the picture
Expert:  A. Penland replied 1 year ago.

Is there a tool box just above the section where you type your reply?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok here they are
Expert:  A. Penland replied 1 year ago.

Click the paperclip icon, then browse and select the pictures. Then click OK. Then type a reply and click send. They will show up as links/blue typed lines on the replies.

Expert:  A. Penland replied 1 year ago.

like below.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
You should have them They are there on my side. Alo I have seen the link. And I have seen that video as well. But, once again it does not go all the way in. I have tried a lot of pressure, but no go.
Expert:  A. Penland replied 1 year ago.

No pictures on my side.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
try this one
Expert:  A. Penland replied 1 year ago.

Ok, you have the aftermarket slave cylinder and line. You will have to remove the retaining clip and then push the line in and then reinstall the clip.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I thought I tried that, But I will try again right now.
Expert:  A. Penland replied 1 year ago.

Ok.