New clutch, will go into gears when truck is off but not when it is on

dodge
ram
1500

#1

i just recently put a new clutch in my truck and when the truck is off i can move the shifter into gears but she i turn it on i press the clutch pedal and it still wont go into gear


#2

Do you have direct clutch linkage or a hydraulic one? What is the year of the truck?


#3

Did you adjust the clutch pedal? Even an hydraulic clutch has an adjuster. Most are under the dash for hydraulic. Also, did you try to bleed the hydraulic system?


#4

hydraulic,the slave cylinder has fluid in it too


#5

we didnt bleed it,im a high school student,my auto teacher told me to keep pumping the pedal to pump fluid into it but it didnt work


#6

Unless you bleed the air out, your not helping yourself. There’s a bleed valve at the slave cylinder just for this purpose. Do you know the technique where you pump, pump, pump, hold, and bleed?


#7

nope,i know where the reservoir for the clutch fluid is,where are you supposed to bleed it from?


#8

Down at the slave cylinder. Where is the truck now? If you can drop a transmission and replace the clutch, you should be able to bleed the hydraulic clutch system. It is very similar to bleeding the brake system.