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Posted on 09/27/2010 8:03:05 AM PDT by dragonssub86

my stupid ford still wont engage her clutch new slave new Master and new clutch. we have bled all the lines necessary and she still wont shift.


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1 posted on 09/27/2010 8:03:07 AM PDT by dragonssub86
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To: dragonssub86

Are you logged in?


2 posted on 09/27/2010 8:05:03 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is eventually you run out of other people's money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: dragonssub86

ford= found on road dead


3 posted on 09/27/2010 8:06:07 AM PDT by brivette
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To: dragonssub86

My 2002 Honda VTX is still working just fine.


4 posted on 09/27/2010 8:07:18 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: dragonssub86

“Won’t engage”, or “won’t disengage”?

Welcome to FR ... or IBTZ.


5 posted on 09/27/2010 8:07:27 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: dragonssub86

What made you decide to join a political forum today and post a comment about your old car?


6 posted on 09/27/2010 8:08:35 AM PDT by MediaMole
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To: dragonssub86

I do most of my own car repairs ... but that sounds complicated enough that I’d send it to a mechanic and let them figure it out.

SnakeDoc


7 posted on 09/27/2010 8:08:45 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("When you have them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow." -- Teddy Roosevelt)
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To: dragonssub86

Thought I’d be the first to say, “Welcome to FreeRepublic.”


8 posted on 09/27/2010 8:09:23 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15.)
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To: dragonssub86

there is a loose nut behind the steering wheel


9 posted on 09/27/2010 8:09:32 AM PDT by i are a cowboy
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To: dragonssub86

Sorry, I can’t answer you right now, I’ve got to go over to the MECHANICS BLOG and talk about POLITICS..../sarc


10 posted on 09/27/2010 8:09:42 AM PDT by FrankR (obama can only be what WE allow him to be.)
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To: MediaMole

OK, the second to not it.


11 posted on 09/27/2010 8:10:00 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15.)
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To: All

Seems like a good thread to just pop in and say:

Rams Win! Rams Win!

Finally...


12 posted on 09/27/2010 8:10:53 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: dragonssub86
we have bled all the lines necessary and she still wont shift.

Maybe it's the same problem that is causing your Shift key not to work.

13 posted on 09/27/2010 8:11:04 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: dragonssub86

Sounds like a bieber malfunction to me. Have you tried stuning it? It could possibly be series and hugh.


14 posted on 09/27/2010 8:12:21 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: dragonssub86

Did you prime the slave cylinder before installation? Doesn’t sound like it..


15 posted on 09/27/2010 8:13:28 AM PDT by Mashood
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To: dragonssub86
It's always a good idea to post an illiterate inanity on your first day of joining a political forum.

You can only go up from here...

16 posted on 09/27/2010 8:13:50 AM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: dragonssub86

Needs cheese in the gearbox.


17 posted on 09/27/2010 8:14:14 AM PDT by CaptainPhilFan
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To: dragonssub86

Is this a manual? The clutch cable could be broken? I had that happen on one 20 + years ago. The clutch pedal went to the floor.


18 posted on 09/27/2010 8:14:43 AM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: MNJohnnie
Registered today just to post this.
19 posted on 09/27/2010 8:15:09 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: dragonssub86

1. Welcome to Free Republic

2. Ford Exploders from that time period are known for having tranny problems.

3. Check to make sure that your muffler bearings are well lubricated. If they are not, that could be causing your problems.


20 posted on 09/27/2010 8:15:28 AM PDT by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: dragonssub86

Maybe your clutch is working fine, and your transmission is destroyed and in perpetual neutral.


21 posted on 09/27/2010 8:15:42 AM PDT by ZX12R (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!)
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To: dragonssub86

I like cheese. Roquefort is my favorite. You?


22 posted on 09/27/2010 8:17:13 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am Derek Fenton! (me) Enjoying freedom ourselves requires tolerating it for others. (Jedidah))
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To: dragonssub86
Might be time for a new tranny...


23 posted on 09/27/2010 8:17:38 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: dragonssub86
Been there done that. The problem is trapped air in the clutch master cylinder.

Due to the angle of install of the clutch master cylinder there are special instructions for bleeding in the factory service manual. For some reason none of the aftermarket manuals cover this.

It sounds silly but it really does work. Pump the clutch pedal all the way to the floor 20 times quickly. This forces the air back up into the reservoir. Wait 5 min, top off the reservoir and repeat. You will feel a difference after the first cycle but it has been my experience that 3 cycles are needed to get it all the way back.

24 posted on 09/27/2010 8:18:06 AM PDT by BoringGuy
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To: dragonssub86

Maybe if you stopped calling your Ford “she” you would get a rational response for “it”.


25 posted on 09/27/2010 8:20:14 AM PDT by TNoldman (Call 1911 not 911!)
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To: dragonssub86

I have never seen a manual transmission in a explorer, but if its a hydraulic version as you said it may be a actuator problem where it connects to the throw out bearing. It also may have internal seals problems. Take it to ford if your guessing after changing parts it may be cheaper.


26 posted on 09/27/2010 8:21:23 AM PDT by rstark56
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To: Joe 6-pack

any relation to Helen Thomas?


27 posted on 09/27/2010 8:22:33 AM PDT by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: Joe 6-pack

The flux capacitor has switched polarity.


28 posted on 09/27/2010 8:23:17 AM PDT by maine yankee
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To: dragonssub86
Hope you enjoy what ever time you have left here. You had all weekend to come up with something and this is all you got?
29 posted on 09/27/2010 8:24:15 AM PDT by ladyvet (I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: dragonssub86
It's gotta be the disgronifier.

Try turning the disgronifier counter-clockwise until you hear a click - should be about 1/4 turn. If it doesn't explode, you're good to go.

30 posted on 09/27/2010 8:25:26 AM PDT by TonyInOhio ( Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils.)
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To: dragonssub86
Okay. Better information is needed. You have a new master/slave set-up. Did you check the clutch disc itself?

It may be gone to the point it won't engage. Easy to identify. Put the vehicle in neutral. Start the vehicle - keep the emergency brake on and one foot on the brake pedal. Without putting your foot on the clutch, attempt to place the transmission into a gear - if it grinds and resists going into gear, then the problem is in the clutch linkage somewhere (try priming the slave cylinder and re-bleed the lines - make sure you're seeing the new, clean fluid from the lines). If it doesn't grind, or grinds a little, but goes into gear without much effort, the clutch disk itself, and possibly the flywheel need to be looked at.

Far worse is the possibility of the transmission being kaput. There could be a broken input shaft on the transmission, or worse.

31 posted on 09/27/2010 8:26:27 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Liberalism can be summed up thusly: someone craps their pants and we all have to wear diapers)
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To: dragonssub86

Have you checked the torque on the pressure plate bolts?


32 posted on 09/27/2010 8:27:30 AM PDT by KYGrandma (The sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home......)
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To: dragonssub86

The bolts on the pressure plate need to be tightened in a star pattern instead of a circular pattern. Otherwise the torque will fall off. (I know nothing about cars, but this is coming from an engineer who spent most of his career building Explorers.)


33 posted on 09/27/2010 8:31:10 AM PDT by KYGrandma (The sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home......)
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To: MediaMole; dragonssub86

Just in time to be legit and ready for the election season.

No answers from the thread poster, perhaps he/she/it has a shifting problem, as in running out of gas???


34 posted on 09/27/2010 8:35:01 AM PDT by melancholy (It ain't Camelot, it's Scam-a-lot! Zero is no Zorro!)
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To: dragonssub86

check the, uh, specs on the end line for the rotary girder

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35 posted on 09/27/2010 8:36:05 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: dragonssub86
Did Google suggest here? Seriously, what made you ask that question here? Obviously you have no idea what you have got yourself into. Even a lurker knows that there is certain ettiquette that should be followed.
36 posted on 09/27/2010 8:44:58 AM PDT by ConservativeChris
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To: i are a cowboy

there is a loose nut behind the steering wheel
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

OR

Maybe, just maybe, the questioner is shiftless.


37 posted on 09/27/2010 8:46:58 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98) POLS= "a plethora of advice and a paucity of real assistance")
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To: dragonssub86

I can’t decide what to have for lunch today anybody have any suggestions?


38 posted on 09/27/2010 8:49:27 AM PDT by READINABLUESTATE ("It isn't that Liberals are ignorant. It's just that they know so much that isn't so" Ronald Reagan)
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To: dragonssub86

Are you series? breaking news?
is the ignition on?


39 posted on 09/27/2010 8:50:28 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: dragonssub86

Slave? Master? Al Sharpton is gonna be all over this thread.


40 posted on 09/27/2010 8:57:39 AM PDT by Elwood P. Doud
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To: BoringGuy

A serious answer?

Sheesh. There’s one in every crowd.


41 posted on 09/27/2010 9:05:50 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: ShadowAce

My husbands’s 1998 Accord with 350,000 miles (automatic) is running fine as well. He loves that car. God help me when it dies.


42 posted on 09/27/2010 9:09:10 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: MediaMole

Hey hey hey! I drive a ‘97 Ford Explorer. Shes my baby. I love her.


43 posted on 09/27/2010 9:09:16 AM PDT by beckysueb
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To: READINABLUESTATE
I can’t decide what to have for lunch today anybody have any suggestions?

Pastrami on Rye. I'll fly if you'll buy...

44 posted on 09/27/2010 9:18:48 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Liberalism can be summed up thusly: someone craps their pants and we all have to wear diapers)
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To: stefanbatory
3. Check to make sure that your muffler bearings are well lubricated. If they are not, that could be causing your problems.

Naw, for that model, it would be the left-handed smoke shifter, or the piston rod tensioner.

Muffler bearings were a big issue in the earlier models, but they've solved that problem by going to the widget-armed maniforms.

45 posted on 09/27/2010 9:24:06 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Liberalism can be summed up thusly: someone craps their pants and we all have to wear diapers)
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To: dragonssub86

In my older (87 Ranger) I replaced the slave cyl and the entire clutch assy. I couldn’t get the clutch to disengage even after bleeding the hydrolic line. The problem turned out to be that NAPA had the wrong throw-out bearing in their clutch kit. The bearing wasn’t long enough to push the pressure plate far enough to dis-engage the clitch.

Needless to say it took quite a bit of time to figure this out. If you end up taking the clutch apart, compare the old components to the new.


46 posted on 09/27/2010 9:43:00 AM PDT by fatboy
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To: dragonssub86

allexperts.com may have auto experts who are better suited to answer such questions.


47 posted on 09/27/2010 9:53:37 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: dragonssub86
Use a Ford Wrench.

It always works for mine

48 posted on 09/27/2010 10:25:00 AM PDT by Sarajevo (You're jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Sheesh. There’s one in every crowd.

It's a tough job but someone has to do it ;-).

49 posted on 09/27/2010 10:37:04 AM PDT by BoringGuy
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To: dragonssub86
After thinking on your problem for a while, I have decided that the problem with your Explorer is a broken turbo encabulator.
50 posted on 09/27/2010 10:47:02 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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