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2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Base 2dr Reg Cab 119 WB Work Special

2000 Dodge Ram 1500
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Rear Wheel Drive, Reg Cab 6.5'
15 mpg city / 21 mpg hwy
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April 19, 2013, 7:31 am

Larissa L
 

Question: should i bleed my slave cylinder? or could something else be wrong?

i just recently replaced my clutch in my 97 dodge ram 1500....i changed the pilot bearing, had my flywheel turned and out it back in, made certain my new clutch was put in correctly, then put my transmission back on, and then put my slave cylinder back on as well, my transfer case and drive shaft have fallowed that....almost being done with my project i realized i neglected to push in my clutch to make sure is was going to engage properly....i then pushed in my clutch to find that it was solid and would hardly move, the more i pushed the more stiff and solid it became.....i am assuming this could be due to my slave cylinder needing bled? if that is not it, what else could be causing this?


April 21, 2013, 4:45 pm

Tyler O
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Sounds like the slave cylinder or release mechanism is bound up. This could be from improper installation or a bad component


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