I have a 1999 Ford Ranger 3.0L v6 XLT 2wd manual that I replaced the clutch, pilot bearing, master and slave cylinder. I bench bled before installing the master cylinder. After getting everything back together, I drove it around the block and before I got home, I wasn't able to put the truck in any gear. The truck wants to lunge when I try shifting into 1st. It will shift fine with the engine
off but It won't crank though if I try to start in 1st. I know it's probably something I did wrong when I was putting everything back in. Any suggestions?
JA: How many miles are on the clutch? Has it been slipping or sticking?
Customer: The only reason I changed the clutch was because the pilot bearing had broke so since I had to take the tranny off anyway, I went ahead and did everything. The truck has 181,000 miles.
JA: Are you fixing your Ranger yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Fixing it myself. I think its the way the clutch engages/ disengages but before I go taking the tranny back off, I want to make sure there wasn't a simpler fix.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No, that's it.