Re: Trying To Replace Clutch on a 1992 Ranger 4 Cylinder
Clean off the coupling really good with brake parts cleaner and compressed air.
Now, look at the coupler, see if it has a small white plastic insert.
Next put the tool against the white insert, and smack the side of the tool with a hammer lightly, pushing the tool against the coupler.
Now, push and pull and wiggle the metal part of the coupler while keeping pressure on the white piece.
If you have the type of line that snakes over the frame and down the outside then back up the firewall to the master cylinder, you'll have to remove the master cylinder and line from the truck to bleed it effectively if it's been emptied.
To bleed the system when it's been run dry, I have taken the master cylinder and line off the truck and stuck it in a vice to hold it still while I push on the master cylinder rod and hold the line end open.
Before you install the slave cylinder onto the trans, open the bleeder screw and push the bearing down all the way, bottoming the slave cylinder seal. Now, lightly close the bleed screw and bolt it onto the transmission.
Install the transmission, hook everything up and push on the clutch pedal a few times.
Now, open the bleed screw til you see a solid stream of fluid -no air bubbles.
You should have a full pedal if you did everything right.
Good luck with this job. Your friend should buy you a case of your favorite drink.