Another Clutch Slave Cylinder Question
Just under a year ago, I had the engine of my 97 F150 4X4 rebuilt. They also replaced the clutch.
Months afterwards, I started having difficulty shifting gears. It would get worse some days and bad the others. At times the good shifting would last for weeks. It was pretty much hit and miss.
Over the course of time I would notice oily substances on my driveway. I looked on the tranny and noticed a drop forming there. I tightened up some of the bolts on it, wiped it up, and didn't think much about it. This was during mid summer.
Last night I left my truck in our driveway which is slanted. The temps got down pretty low. I barely got to work. I could barely shift from 1st to 2nd and vice versa. The clutch range of motion to the floor was limited but would always return to about the proper height.
At lunch everything came together: low range of motion of the clutch pedal, oily droppings on the driveway, difficulty shifting.
I figured I had a clutch hydraulic leak somewhere. So on the way home from work I had to pump the clutch several times to get any play. At home, I checked the clutch master cylinder and it is L O W!
I'll add some brake fluid later but I came to this board to see if anyone else had this problem.
Now my question is based off what I read: Is it the "donut" slave cylinder that is effed up? If so, what is the chance the garage that rebuilt my engine and clutch are the culprits? It's still under warranty.
Otherwise, should I change out the clutch master cylinder and see what happens next?