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help diagnose squeak please

i have a 1999 3.0 2wd xlt wiht only 78 k on it. tranny is working as well as ew but for some reason when i give it extra gas and let the clutch out its squeaks? any ideas? i was thinking drain tranny and clutch fluid and maybe wd30 on the release point any help or advice would be great

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Squeak like from the pedal or master cylinder, or squeal like from the clutch itself?
It is common to get a squeal from the clutch assembly and throw out bearing when releasing the clutch and getting the truck moving from a stop.
If it is a squeak when releasing the clutch in nuetral it is probably the pedal assembly or master cylinder.
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it squeaks at the very top of the release and only when i give it gas like if im towing or have alot of stuff in the bed or something
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don't drain the fluid out of the clutch system, you'll never get it purged of air ever again. it sounds normal. if your hauling a heavy load the parts are under a lot of stress. if it did this ALL the time, every day, then i would point to a bad T/O.
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Okay what you described sounds like what I would call a squeal, not a squeak. Basically when you are getting moving from a stop with a load it sounds almost like you ran over a dogs tail. lol
But that is common, there was a TSB for it that called for replacement of the clutch assembly and throw out bearing for customers who didn't like it. It isn't going to hurt anything, it is just annoying. My 98 did it for a long time before I replaced the clutch.
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so just to clarify its normal and something that this year rangers did also will it wear my clutch out quicker?
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If it the noise I'm thinking of it's normal and not hurting anything, just annoying.
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great i apreciate the help alot
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Sure thing. If you google "ford ranger clutch tsb" you will come up with a lot of stuff.

2000 Ford Ranger Clutch Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)
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