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last week i posted about my soft clutch, and transmission not always wanting to shift.. sometimes stuck in nuetral. i sometimes have to shut off the truck and then it will go in gear..since then the the clutch was bled ..while working with it the clutch started sticking to the floor. found the plastic ball that connects to the back of the clutch pedal broken.. then found clutch master cylinder leaking.. the mechanic replaced the clutch master cylinder and did not bleed it after installing new part.. seemed fine for a little while.. earlier i turned down a dead end and had to turn around when i finally got it in reverse it was going backwards while i had the clutch to the floor.. . dont want to upshift or downshift..would an air pocket cause this or has the clutch finally gone out or worse??? thanks in advance!
 

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Sounds like you have air in the master cylinder. Some are a Bitch-- try bleeding again and see if you can get a better pedal. I just went through this with my Ford Ranger "Ranch Truck". The master cylinder sits at an angle on the firewall and had a pocket of air- after running a LOT of fluid, and pressure bled -- it was no better. Finally pulled the snap ring, and piston out a little--- fluid and air came out-- put it back together, and it is now OK.
 

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mechanic called said he was in the truck driving it and it was doing fine, so its an intermitten or maybe only happens when the clutch gets warm. just some additional information..
 

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Theres a few things that can cause that problem. 1) air in hydraulics 2) scored input shaft 3)worn clutch disk 4) bad throw-out bearing 5) clutch fork is binding on pivot ball. I had a '93 k-1500 with all of the above problems. I was replacing my slave cylinder every month because the throw-out bearing was catching on a groove on the input shaft. Causing it to bind and blow out the slave cylinder. Also check around the bell-housing of your tranny for a grease zerk for the pivot ball/ clutch fork, and grease it up.
 
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