the clutch would not fully disengage. could not get into gear with engine
running and truck would try to creep forward when I tried to put it in first. I shut off engine and put it in first and started it back up and it crept forward and the clutch not being fully disengaged could be heard. I drove it to my house and after I took off from a dead stop the clutch worked fine. I didn't drive it very far but since the clutch worked for me every other time after moving from that dead stop I opened inspection window on transmission
and saw no sign of fluid leaking from slave cylinder and fluid reservoir was full though fluid was very dark. I am wondering if since this appears to be an intermittent problem if maybe the clutch just needs to be bled.
JA: Does the engine turn over? How old is the battery?
Customer: yes the engine turns over. I don't know how old the battery is, the truck does not actually belong to me
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: 2001 ford ranger with 2.3 I4
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I am planning on fixing it myself. I haven't started taking it apart yet. I was going to change the slave cylinder but want to make sure that's the problem before I drop the transmission
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: I am replacing the bushings on the shifter as well because I know they are bad which is why I have the truck right now just happened to develop clutch problem when he was bringing it to my house
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Ford Mechanic about your situation and then connect you two.