Question about 1998 Ford Ranger SuperCab
I have a 1998 Ford Ranger Truck with less than 25,000 miles (was my father-in-laws who rarely drove it). Two times the clutch has stopped working while driving it. The clutch pedal would have zero pressure or you could not even push it in. Both times I have had it towed home. It will suddenly start working again. I have taken it to a mechanic twice only to be told that nothing was wrong with it. Now I am afraid to take the truck out for use. I am a woman and I feel that the mechanic is not taking me seriously. Any suggestions?
I remember a problem with the Ranger Series involving the hydraulic assisted clutch. There was a special refill procedure for a few Year Models. If the hydraulics leaked during storage an air bubble could occur and they are next to impossible to get fresh fluid back to fill the void. And it would not fix the leak.
I remember a video showing all the components fastened to a display board to train Mechanics on the extra effort needed to bleed this system.
I would say to search the Web under a topic like "Ford Ranger hydraulic clutch bleeding" to find the article. Even if you replace the current clutch cylinder, it may be no less difficult to refill. Your mechanic may need the info you find.
Posted on Mar 19, 2014
Testimonial: "I called the mechanic after searching the Web and found the video. He states that he has already bleed the lines. No air bubbles were found. He has been driving my truck for over a week now and cannot get the clutch problem to appear again. Any suggestions?"
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 2001 ford ranger clutch
have you check the slave cylinder to see if its moving when someone puts there foot on the clutch.
And check the adjustment on the master cylinder.
Posted on Sep 18, 2008
SOURCE: 2002 Ford Ranger Clutch Problems
It's not the clutch, it is the clutch slave cylinder. Check the fluid level in the clutch master cylinder and you will see that it will be empty. The problem is the trans has to be removed to replace it.
Posted on Feb 07, 2009
Ok, this sounds like a weak fuel pump and clogged filter. if possible, you will need to change these two vital devices. I would also replace the air filter as well.
Inspect the injection system for faults as well. make sure all injectors are firing properly and on time. replace any injector that isn't functioning correctly.
Posted on May 29, 2009
Take the top off the master cyl and slowly very slow push in on the clutch and watch for any bubbles comming up.Replace the top and pump pressure and bleed at the master direct by using the lines for bleeders.
Posted on Aug 13, 2009
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