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A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE
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We just replaced the clutch master and cylinders in a 94

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We just replaced the clutch master and slave cylinders in a 94 ranger pickup. The clutch is travelling but not far enough to put the vehicle in gear with the engine running. We did a thorough bench bleed (vertical straight ling) of the master cylinder and we let fluid run out of the Slave Cylinder.
JA: How many miles are on the clutch? Has it been slipping or sticking?
Customer: Clutch was replaced a few months ago and is fairly new - probably less than 10K miles
JA: What year is your Ranger Pickup?
Customer: It hasn't been slipping - just sometimes we had to pump it up to get it to disengage. The truck is 1994
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes we replaced the Master and Slave cylinders ourselves already
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  A. Penland replied 10 months ago.

Try this bleeding procedure we do once the clutch hydraulics are installed on the vehicle. Remove the rubber boot from the clutch master cylinder and fill it 3/4 full.

Then, with the engine off, pump the clutch pedal 10 times ending in the up position and let it sit for 5 minutes or more while watching for bubbles in the clutch master cylinder. The air should rise up to the master cylinder. You may have to do this procedure 5 to 10 times to get all the air out.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
This was not new information. We found the fix and this was not even close.