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Old 09-23-2003, 22:11   #1 (permalink)
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Clutch Bad/Slipping/Wearing ?

Hey.

I'm new to this page, and seems very imformative.

I am buying a 1994 Ford Ranger XLT in a few days here.

Here is some info on it.

1994 Ford Ranger XLT
96K
One Owner Vehicle
Very Clean

Ive had 2 vehicles in my life of 18 years..and 4 bad experiences.

First I paid to much for a car..and the brakes went out next day.

Second..traded first car for another one...Cracked head and blown motor.

Third...Went to meet guy 4 hours away...got in truck...was smoking and brakes went out.

Im going local now.

I found this truck in the paper.

Everything checks out...but he wants 2k. Im gonna offer 1500 straight up.

The reason for that is...

When Im letting out clutch and reving slowly like normal..the truck doesnt go until the clutch is COMPLELTY out..which is weird.

My observations..could be

1. Clutch is wearing.
2. Needs new master cylinder.
3. Or, its just a big difference in driving a ford truck to a saturn car.

What are your opinions on this one?

I contacted a few clutch places..and found kits for about 150.00

Now, is this a job a transmission expert has to do and if so, how long of work is it usally?

Also, help me find what exactly "should" fix the problem.

Thanks,
Dustin C Wesley.
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Old 09-23-2003, 22:25   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Clutch Bad/Slipping/Wearing ?

welcome to ford forums and you are correct when the pedal is almost all the way out before it grabs, well there isnt much clutch left at that point. also 96k around town will do that so yea its time to replace it.
as for you doing it yourself, that depends on how much mechanical knowledge you have and whether you have access to the tools reguired.
i would say that to the seller that the clutch is worn bad and you will not go more than 1500 and see what happens from there. but then again if the truck is kept nice then 2000 is not asking to much either.
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Old 09-23-2003, 22:31   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the welcome.

I expect to stay long.

Alright..If I have to..I will get the clutch replaced..do you think thats all it could be?

If so, help me find a clutch? Im not that good with that type of stuff.

I contacted the seller of this auction http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...tem=2432814721 which is a clutch dealer. They told me to call tomroow and said maybe the master cylinder? I didnt know a clutch had one..I say ill just relace the whole clutch..but is that what I need? A Clutch kit?

I have no clue, but can get it installed easy, by many family members...now my uncle told me that he cant go into the tranny..but is the clutch in the tranny? Cause on my last car the syncro went and he said he cannot get into that, so Im thinkin he could do the clutch if its ot in the tranny?

If not, Ill get it replaced at a shop...but I hear thats a 8 hour job

Thanks ,

Dustin C Wesley

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still no pics for me.
keep tryin.
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a master cylinder is for the brakes, and im not a manual trans guy but i think there is a master for the clutch as well.
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Re: Clutch Bad/Slipping/Wearing ?

I aint much of a tranny person but I would replace the master cylinder like they said and see how it goes. Yes they do have them. It could also be the slave cylinder causing you the problem.
The clutch is in side the tranny which may need to be dropped.(not sure for Ranger). This of course is quite a big job.

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Re: Clutch Bad/Slipping/Wearing ?

I found this for you

To test the clutch:
Block the wheels and apply the parking brake.
Place transmission in fourth gear.
Increase engine to 2000 rpm and slowly release the clutch pedal.

Does the engine stall within five seconds?
YES
The clutch is not slipping.

NO
INSPECT the clutch components for damage.
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Old 09-24-2003, 09:22   #9 (permalink)
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Alright, I am on the telephone with the clutch company right now..asking questions and also telling them your way of testing :)

Im also trying to figure out how to get these pics loaded for you to see if it is worth it or not.

Also, the truck feels as it has no balls...is that cause its only a lil 4 banger?

Im used to my saturn who had cold air intake and catback exhaust and a racing clutch..and it flew...

Is that the only reason?
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Just click this..I know its another forum. But I posted them on their a few days ago. :)

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