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Old 11-23-2006
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clutch whining on cold startup

At around 11pm tonight I went to start my newly aquired 2002 Ranger 5spd. It started and ran fine but I there was a loud noise from the clutch. If I push down the clutch it would whine just like a bad powersteering pump would exactly the same almost to a tee. It was the coldest its been in a while around here probably 40ish. The truck sat for probably 3hrs before this happened. As I drove it it got better and went away. Clutch grabs fine no noise on low bogging starts like a TOB would do. Any ideas?
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Old 09-01-2008
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I'm having almost the same problem, but the clutch only whines if I push it in or let it off fairly fast (heard it in neutral, no I don't pop the clutch when driving)

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Old 09-02-2008
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A whining? Not a scoring/scraping/grinding sound, but a ' whine '?

The Only thing I could think of that could cause a whine would be the pressure plate fingers engaging the slave cylinder ( plastic ) wrong OR the face of the slave cylinder on the plastic body being ' out of round '.

Is your clutch softening at all?

Pull the cover on the tranny where a manual fork would go to the release berring. Take a flashlight and have a good look. See if everything is straight and looks to be in good order.

A ' Whine ' and not a friction noise?!?!? Thats odd..
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Old 09-02-2008
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I am not sure if the whining was my slave or not but my slave blew about a month or two after I started hearing the whining. My good ol Ford Slave went at 67k.
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