NEED HELP: Hydraulic fluid leaking - - Home of Canadian Ford Truck Enthusiasts
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-12-2011, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
Forum Newbie
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 1
Hydraulic fluid leaking


So I just recently purchased a 2000 Ford Ranger, it is a 5 speed and is 4 wheel drive. Last Friday I took it up the Coquihala highway and out of nowhere I couldn't push the clutch pedal in anymore, it started to make a high pitch squealing sound about 30 seconds after I noticed the pedal. Got it home and noticed I had no hydraulic fluid left in the reservoir thing. A friend and I tried to put some in today, she poured it in while I pumped the clutch, it seemed to be working but then we looked underneath and it was coming out as fast as we were pouring it in. It seems to be leaking right where the transmission and the engine meet...I was told by my friend that sold me the truck that the clutch was nearly brand new 3 months ago so he doesn't see it being that. I am hoping it's not!! Eeek, I hope I explained this well!

Thank youuuu!!
amandalynn is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-12-2011, 07:24 PM
Lone Ranger's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Fernridge, BC
Posts: 712
Send a message via MSN to Lone Ranger
He probably replaced the clutch but didn't do the slave cylinder (thats whats leaking). Its a common issue with the Rangers, and the worst thing about it is that the slave usually goes before the clutch wears out. If you replace the clutch without doing the slave you're just wasting time and money. He might have replaced the slave, then that means that its faulty and you have to pull the tranny out anyways. Frustrating eh?

Do yourself a favour, get up in there as best as possible and check on top of the tranny. You should be able to see where a black plastic line enters the top of the transmission, should be retained by a hitch pin. Check that to make sure that the line hasn't come loose. LR

Matt T.

'09 Ford Ranger FX4 with a mean owner
Lone Ranger is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Leaking brake fluid cap Lone Ranger Ranger Forum 10 04-04-2011 04:49 AM
5 speed fluid ?? joetalon F-150 1997 to 2003 /04 Heritage Forum 2 11-30-2010 02:45 PM
Rear End Leaking :( funford F-150 2004 to 2008 Forum 8 09-01-2009 03:07 PM
Rear end leaking Bruicer Driveline and Transmission 3 04-01-2009 11:09 PM
Hydraulic hybrid system in F-150???? Gas Engines 2 10-23-2007 12:49 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome