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    Posted: 27 Jul 2015 at 2:06pm
Hi Yall...I hope the summer has found all of you healthy and happy.
 
Once again, I need some tech info from the forum.
 
Yesterday, Ms. PT got in the 620 to back it up to where I was sawing up the portion of a tree that fell during an overnight storm.  She thought I had left the tranny in neutral after I pulled the truck out of the garage.  It was still in reverse.  When she turned the key to start the truck lunged backward  and stalled.  She tried to push in the clutch to restart but the clutch pedal was hard as a rock and would not move.    
 
Obviously something broke and needs fixing.  Since I do not have the tools or technical knowledge to do it myself I am taking it to a well recommended local garage run by homefolks.  I really would like to have at least an idea of what happened before  I take it in for repairs.
 
Does anyone have experience with this problem or can give me a good guess as to what happened and needs repair.  Honestly, at 125K I think this is the original clutch package so I have no reason to complain.  Maybe it was a blessing in disguise since it broke in our driveway and it's time for a rebuild anyway.
 
Any thoughts will be appreciated.
 
PT


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Sorry posted twice....it's been a while.Embarrassed
 
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try bleeding the clutch slave and see if that releases the tension its possible the jolt made the slave cylinder seize if its old and tired may be gummed up a bit.
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Thanks...I actually had that idea today to just bleed the slave and see what effect it might have. Hopefully it will help.  I'll post the outcome.

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I removed the bleeder fitting from the slave cyl. and nothing came out...poked around the hole and got some but not much fluid.  The fluid in the reservoir went down almost to the bottom but did not empty.  I removed the slave and it looks mighty dirty and corroded....ordered a new slave and will install this weekend.  The pedal definitely is on the floor now.Smile
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glad you are getting it fixed
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The new slave solved the problem.  I am stil puzzled why and/or how a totally frozen cylinder would cause the problem.  According to my records, the old slave was  installed about 5 years ago but Pa's truck is only driven for short errands 1-2 times per month.  Maybe the hydro fluid goes bad and causes corrosion?
 
Whatever, all is hopefully fixed for now.  Thankful Pa's truck chose to fail in the driveway.  Weird.  I know.
 
Thanks again
 
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Still trying to get it right!  Wacko

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what are you trying to get right the slave cylinder?
what is it not doing?
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No problem with the slave.  I meant I'm still trying to get the hang of posting on the forum.  It looks like I accidentally posted a blank reply to my own message.Confused
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