1984 Ranger. Toyo 5-speed hydro comment replacement and line help


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So, I bought both master and slave cylinder off rock auto and I also got the hydro line.
Right off the bad after comparing the master it won't fit. After looking at the line I bought it won't work either. It seemed like im supposed to bend/flex it but Im worried I might crack or break it and then I won't be able to return it. The slave fits and its the right part 95% sure. (It seems a little longer, thicker, and its also metal with a bleed screw/nut) I just dont know how to get the line off the existing line to fit it onto the new slave incase I have to go down that route.

Please if anyone has any info that can help! Please inform me! I can't find crap on this online. Only on the newer ranger. I dont know why though. Wouldn't there be equal amount of info?

Thanks, Max
 


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Those lines are really durable. You can probably bend it whatever way you want... just don't kink it. It is supposed to go over the frame and kind of under the cab by the pinch weld - it's very hard to get it in there and it helps to lift the cab up a hair by putting a pry bar between the frame and floor.

The line can be removed from the master cylinder by removing a tiny little roll pin right where it goes into the master. It then just pulls out. You can probably reuse your existing line unless it's damaged - I have never purchased a new one.

What's up with master cylinder? IIRC they are all very similar and mostly interchangeable between 83 and 1992/3/4 but there are some variations.
 

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Those lines are really durable. You can probably bend it whatever way you want... just don't kink it. It is supposed to go over the frame and kind of under the cab by the pinch weld - it's very hard to get it in there and it helps to lift the cab up a hair by putting a pry bar between the frame and floor.

The line can be removed from the master cylinder by removing a tiny little roll pin right where it goes into the master. It then just pulls out. You can probably reuse your existing line unless it's damaged - I have never purchased a new one.

What's up with master cylinder? IIRC they are all very similar and mostly interchangeable between 83 and 1992/3/4 but there are some variations.

Thanks, I did manage to remove the old line along with master and slave cylinders. They were both leaking and the push rods were soaked.
The master had a lot of rust looking fluid on it. Im gonna use the new one I got since its nice and clean and Id rather not have to worry about the age of it causing an issue down the road.

As for the wrong part (Master) heres a picture of it. I thought it would be smaller and would fit as Rock Auto had it in their parts list for my truck. If you go check now, Its gone and not listed anymore for some reason.....
 

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Oh. Yes. Definitely not the correct master cylinder. There was never one of those in a Ranger to my knowledge, they all have a remote reservoir. I'd return that, it was probably an error on their end.
 

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Oh. Yes. Definitely not the correct master cylinder. There was never one of those in a Ranger to my knowledge, they all have a remote reservoir. I'd return that, it was probably an error on their end.
I thought so. I just thought it was a newer/better design. I thought wrong but big error on their end. It even had a Heart
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That was a copy past from their site.... I wonder how many people bought and had to return this thing.... Im gonna buy the right one off Amazon since I can get it by sunday which is nice. Both are leaking like crap. I did a vac test on it and the slave returns on its own as well as the master
 

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I have a 1984 Bronco II. I didn't realize it till after I bought it, this was like a 1 or 2 year wonder. That got away from that external slave very quickly. The flywheel and transmissions were oddball also. The pilot bearing is in the crankshaft, so the transmission shaft is longer.

I bought my Bronco and got a deal because the trans was bad. I didn't know that it was so different. But luckily my plan B did work, I used the trans, flywheel, clutch. throwout bearing, master and slave all from my 1986 ranger. With some guidance, it all bolted in place. That was the one thing that scared me, the info on this site said all the different brand manual trannies used in the rangers were different lengths. I did a quick tape measure survey and they seemed very close to the same. It had a Toyo Koygo 5 speed in it, and I swapped in a Mitsubishi FM 145 trans. It all bolted up without a hitch.
 


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