In gear, clutch is out, wont move.

Asked by Aug 22, 2016 at 07:00 PM about the 2000 Ford Explorer XLS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hey everyone, i purchased a 2000 ford explorer 5 speed yesterday. It was
doing well yesterday and today for the most part.
I was at a stop light and i was giving it some gas while letting the clutch out
slowly like normal then i noticed i was completely off the clutch and at 2000
RPMs and it car was not moving. It took about 6-10 seconds for it to start  
going. I am not mechanical savvy at all and I cannot find anything on the
problem either. Please help!

5 Answers

98,575

THat really sounds like the clutch is going out. Did you notice any strange smells during the 6 to 10 second delay?

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No I did not. I put the suv in gear and pushed in the e-brake and it stalled out when I released the clutch. A mechanic friend told me to try that to see if it would stay running or not. I guess it only starts to happen after being driven for a while? I came out to send a video of it to my friend and it wasn't doing it.

98,575

Ok, so if letting the clutch out with the park applied and it didn't slip then chances are good that it is not the clutch, so now I'm thinking it is in the hydraulics of the clutch system, check the fluid, make sure you pull out the air cup that fits in the clutch master cylinder that makes the seal so you can get an accurate reading of the fluid level, I suspect that the slave cylinder maybe sticking.

Alright. Thanks. I'll give it a try in the morning and let you know how it turns out

I checked the fluid level. It's full. I drove it about 5 miles this morning and everything is working as it should. I'm about to go on my dreaded 40 mile round trip to class. When it was messing up yesterday, from a stopped position, it was in gear and I didn't have my foot on the clutch while giving it some gas and it wasn't moving. It was acting like it was in neutral. I had to have the RPMs around 2500-3k for it to start going otherwise it would cut off.

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