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Old 12-07-2007, 21:04   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all. I'm new here, but I'm looking for some insight.

I currently have a 2001 4x4 Edge model Ranger with a very temperamental clutch. When I first drive it, the clutch is great - full pedal and all. But as I drive along, especially if I'm stuck in stop n' go traffic, the pedal begins to fail - to the point where the clutch will only engage if it is almost through the floor! I can pump it a couple times and get a little pedal, but it doesn't last.

So, I have used a power bleeder on the master & slave, and I did get some air out of it, but not much, and the problem is still there.....

Any ideas?

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Old 12-10-2007, 19:54   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 01 4x4 Edge Clutch Issues

Sounds like it's in need of adjustment to account for any wear and tear.
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Re: 01 4x4 Edge Clutch Issues

The slave is prone to going out on these trucks and the clutch is self adjusting. I'm on slave #3.
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Re: 01 4x4 Edge Clutch Issues

How often would you say the slave lasts?
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Re: 01 4x4 Edge Clutch Issues

There really isnt a set time for them to go out....my first one only lasted 15k and i drive like an old man.....second one lasted about 35k.....so far so good on this one though....
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Re: 01 4x4 Edge Clutch Issues

That's good to know. I'm surprised Ford hasn't released a fix other than to replace the slave.
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Re: 01 4x4 Edge Clutch Issues

I know huh.....Ford is gay when it comes to fixing their **** up's.....But i think i'm gonna do another clutch, slave and this time the master as well in the spring just cuz it's the original.
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Re: 01 4x4 Edge Clutch Issues

Thanks for the replies. I'm thinking it my be time to replace the clutch, slave, pilot, the whole shot and call it good.

I appreciate the help!
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Old 12-11-2007, 14:21   #9 (permalink)
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Re: 01 4x4 Edge Clutch Issues

I guarantee that would fix your problem....Its pretty easy on these trucks too....The only thing thats hard is bleeding everything when your all done.....Good luck man!!!....
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