Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Ford Ranger won't go into gear brand new slave cylinder installed

asked by on

I just bought a U-joint to put in my rear end drive shaft I just got home turned it off put some reps behind it when I crank it up and went to go into gear it would not shift just grind like I said the slave cylinder is new and I have full pressure in the clutch pads themselves are good what is going on ? !!!!

A: You may have air in the clutch hydraulic sy...

You may have air in the clutch hydraulic system and need to bleed out the air. When you jacked up the rear of your truck an air bubble must have gone down to the clutch slave cylinder and caused the problem.

Your truck is one of the hardest to get all of the air out of it. Sometimes you have to jack the front of the truck up high and then bleed the clutch. If this does not work, then a pressure bleeding system will need to be used to get the air out.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Clutch is soft

Hi there. There are a few issues that can cause this: It sounds like you may have an issue with the clutch master cylinder again, or the slave cylinder may be binding. Both of these would have to...

Q: Temperature problem

This can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper coolant temperature by turning...

Q: Grinding noise when steering left or right.

This is a common symptom of failing wheel bearings. A wheel bearing will usually fail due to pitting or small damage on the surface of the rollers or the bearing race. Both the surface of the rollers and the race...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.