Burning Clutch Smell
I was demonstrating the 4X4 prowess of my Ranger to a buddy this week by climing a really steep snow bank. I started at the bottom, pretty much from a dead stop and slowly feathered the clutch to keep the revs up so I could get the front end to climb. I got to the top, but was then greeted by an increadible smell of burnt clutch - not a good thing.
I know, I know.... you are all saying "Lugan cant drive - get an auto" but I have been driving sticks exclusivley for over 20 years, and I have never experienced a clutch lining as soft as this.
Is this a common issue with the clutch in these things ?? I've only had it for a couple months, so not sure if it is designed as a way for Ford to get you back in a service bay, or if it is unique to my beast.
Any ideas/ comments?
2007 FX4 Off Road Level II
(RED - the FAST color :)