I assume it is the original clutch and pressure plate, so yes it may be due for a change.
Ford uses a self-adjusting pressure plate as stock.
A self-adjusting pressure plate has a set of springs that move the pressure plate closer to the flywheel as the clutch disc gets thinner from wear, this keeps the clutch pedal's engage/disengage point in the middle of the pedals travel.
If clutch pedal's engage/disengage point has moved then self-adjusting pressure plate has reached the end of it's travel, so almost time for a change.
And yes that could be the soft pedal issue as well.
Self-adjusting pressure plates can be reset with a hydraulic press, but most chose to just replace them with new one.
A Regular pressure plate can be used as well, they are cheaper, but since there is no external adjustment in this system the engage/disengage point will be all the way down to the floor when clutch is new and then slowly come up in the pedal travel as the clutch disc wears down.
When replacing a Ranger clutch always replace pilot and throwout bearings along with Slave cylinder.
The life span of a clutch disc is so subjective that it really can't be pinned down to a specific range in miles, some drivers "ride the clutch" all the time, others only use the clutch when stopping(RPM matching).
130,000 miles would be a reasonable wear out time.
Last edited by RonD; 05-19-2014 at 11:16 AM.