pumping clutch - Page 2 - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource

Drivetrain Tech General discussion of drivetrain for the Ford Ranger.

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-08-2013
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Rutland, VT
Posts: 1
I went through 3 slave cylinders and 2 master cylinders before I found and fixed the cause of my problem on my '02 Ranger. I had almost the excact same situation with the clutch pedal. The cause was the flywheel. With the slave cylinder being mounted to the front of the tranny, if someone machined the flywheel and didn't shim either the flywheel or the slave cylinder the same amount, the slave cylinder has to travel farther to do it's job. When it travels too far the piston goes slightly past one of the internal o-rings allowing the fluid pressure to drop off. You won't have a leak that you can see, the hydraulic system simply can't do it's job! I wasn't happy doing the R & R on the tranny and transfer case over and over until I found a knowldgable Ford mechanic. I replaced the flywheel, entire clutch assembly, and slave cylinder all at the same time, problem solved!
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lifters pumping up causing compression loss. cdude SOHC - 2.3L & 2.5L Lima Engines 7 02-17-2015 02:07 PM
Leaking clutch fluid at slave cylinder and clutch line ttb_addict94 Drivetrain Tech 0 06-05-2014 05:43 PM
New Member - Wrong Clutch! Possible to put 4.0L v6 clutch on 2.3 4cyl w/ new flywheel DJDev Drivetrain Tech 2 10-28-2012 08:41 PM
Got rear ended while pumping gas today.... FMD General Ford Ranger Discussion 26 04-26-2012 07:06 AM
Soft Clutch after Clutch and Transmission Repair acleme1 Drivetrain Tech 2 03-09-2009 09:11 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:45 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.