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A. Penland
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: 7 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  A. Penland replied 7 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 7 months ago.
This was not new information. We found the fix and this was not even close.