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Old 11-26-2007
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'97 Slave Cylinder vs. '03 Slave Cylinder....what is the difference?

I know the '97 Ranger had a M50D-R1 manual transmission and the '03 Ranger had the M50D-R1HD manual transmission. Are the slave cylinders interchangeable? the only difference I can see from the clutches is the '03 Ranger clutch is 1/8" larger in diameter than the '97 Ranger clutch......they have the same spline count and are the same thickness.....
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i think all of the m5od slaves are the same, im not 100% sure tho.
best bet is to look up the part numbers somehow.
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part #'s are different.....but who is to say that Ford didn't change the part....

'97 slave cylinder part #: CSA360016
$: 55.99 (O'Reilly Auto Parts)
'03 slave cylinder part #: CSA650006
$: 47.99 (O'Reilly Auto Parts)

it is the same transmission, just one has heavier internals.......
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according to this site, http://www.fordpartsonline.com/ , the slave cylinders are the same......i called them and they cross referenced the parts...

now the only question i have is the clutch....will a '97 clutch work on a '03 transmission?
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i wouldn't see why not but i don't know alot about clutches i always take mine to get fixed have you gotten the truck back?
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I hate slave cylinders. Mine just went and now I have to pay to get it fixed.

How hard is it to drop the transmission and replace the slave and clutch?
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have you gotten the truck back?
yea i have it.....i got it the week before Thanksgiving......
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I hate slave cylinders. Mine just went and now I have to pay to get it fixed.

How hard is it to drop the transmission and replace the slave and clutch?
not hard if you know what your doing just time consuming and im inpatient
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Well, its hard without someone that knows what they are doing. I did it with a buddy once, but I wouldn't do it alone...
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I have no one that knows how and I dont know how to do it. So that leaves me with one choice... spend $800 bucks and get it done.

Imagine all the goodies I could buy with $800.
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Tell you the truth, my shop around here told me 450-500 if I give em the parts. Next time, I may just do it, because it isn't fun without a hoist. In fact it really sucked A$$...
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can't be that bad to lower the tranny....
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its not bad but this past time it was me by myself and its just a pain i had three different jacks holding it while i jacked it down which took me all day
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i plan on having atleast 1 other person helping me.....
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thats always a +
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yes the 97 clutch will work with the 03 tranny. The input shaft still has the same spline count and same length. I'd stick with all the 97 clutch parts because the flywheel will bolt to your engine and the pressure plate will bolt to that flywheel.
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My first clutch swap, by dropping the trans, was on my ranger....twice! It wasn't that hard. Nice to have an extra hand to actually pull the trans and put it back in place. Get yourself a chiltons or haynes. And take your time. Just do it yourself for $75 slave, and $200 clutch or $400 spec. The last install, i installed the trans by myself, and pretty sure I bent the disc....an expensive spec disc too. All because my lazy *** little brother wouldn't give me a hand for two minutes. At least I think i bent it because of the chatter when starting from a stop.
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yes the 97 clutch will work with the 03 tranny. The input shaft still has the same spline count and same length. I'd stick with all the 97 clutch parts because the flywheel will bolt to your engine and the pressure plate will bolt to that flywheel.
thanks Jason.....preciate the help.......

this is the clutch i am looking at getting, is it a decent clutch?:
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

since i don't off road and don't abuse the truck at the track, i think a stock clutch will be fine with the 35's and 4.56 gears......AllanD on TRS also agrees, what do you think Jason?
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Honestly, unless you have some SERIOUS modifications to the engine any clutch will do. I've always had good luck with the OEM LUK clutches on my 2.3 but then again a tired old 2.3 could never overpower an undamaged clutch. An organic disk like that is perfect for a daily driven non-raced vehicle as it will perform just right for the temperatures it will see. If you were pulling 350 ft-lbs out of a 4.0L then you might want to start looking into something more heavy duty. As long as the kit comes with the disk, pressure plate, pilot and throwout bearings (some even come with a new slave cyl) then go for it.
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^ i agree with jason.

i got an oem luk clutch off ebay with everything he listed from a guy named "clutch city online" i think.

the price was decent also.
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yea i have been talking with AllanD on TRS.....he said i would be wasting money to go with any more than a stock clutch on my truck.....
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i used guide bolts screwed into the lower two bolt holes in the tranny and it slipped right in no problem .
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