Re: Ford Ranger 2000 4x4 clutch transmission problem
Agreed. Clutch is a wear item and if it is the original, it's needing to be
OP: By any chance you don't rest your foot on the clutch pedal while driving
or use the clutch to hold the vehicle still on an incline, do you?
"gw" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Sounds like you have a bad throwout bearing and/or clutch slave cylinder.
> At 155,000 you are probably due for a clutch anyway - a new slave should
> be part of the job.
> "Ajax" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> I would think that this was a really rare problem, except that my
>> wife's Explorer had the exact same problem last year.
>> The truck is a 2000 Ford Ranger 4x4 with a 3.0L engine and a 5 speed
>> manual transmission. Total mileage: 155,000. Otherwise the truck is in
>> great shape with no history of serious repairs.
>> The problem: Yesterday the truck started making a scraping sound when
>> the clutch pedal was depressed. It was especially noticeable when
>> slowing down and downshifting. The noise appeared to get worse as I
>> downshifted from higher to lower gears. The clutch was still working
>> Later in the day there were times when it was nearly impossible to
>> shift gears. The nose got worse and I didn't think that the truck was
>> going to make it home. It appeared that despite the clutch petal being
>> fully depressed to the floor that the clutch was not totally
>> Then the noise spontaneously went away and I could shift the
>> transmission again. It shifted fine this morning too.
>> As I said, this would seem really odd except that it happened to my
>> wife's 2000 Ford Explorer last year. Over a period of months the noise
>> would come and go and it was hard to shift a few times. After we put
>> some fluid in the clutch master cylinder reservoir the noise and the
>> shifting problems went away and have not returned.
>> In my wife's case, our local mechanic didn't have a clue was to what
>> was making the scraping noise. It was not the clutch "chatter" that we
>> all have experienced at one time or another. And the clutch in both
>> vehicles has never shown any symptoms such as slipping.
>> Does anyone have any idea as to what this problem could be and how to
>> resolve it?