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lost my clutch yesterday

My 02 off road has 59,000 miles on it now.Had 52,000 when i bought it 6 months ago.I have been driving it daily with no signs of clutch problems.Yesterday i headed for work and soon noticed my clutch seemed to be slipping.10 miles later while going up a hill,it completely went.I have always driven standard shifts and have never been hard on clutches.I have also never seen one go so quickly with no warning signs.My only guess is that maybe the previous owner had already worn the clutch badly before i bought it.?????
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What do you mean by "went". Is it not grabbing or not shifting? If it's not going into gear while running and you have no pedal, it's the slave.

If it is in fact the slave, welcome to the wonderful world of the Ranger slaves! Internal and usually last between 60-100k! You will get good at doing them!

On a side note, almost all of my slaves have gone on cold days. I'm guessing you in ME was as cold as me in VT yesterday....and it was freaking COLD (-25F at my house). I'm guessing the fluid gets thick and blows out the slave, but that's just a guess.
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Not the slave.?The clutch disc itself.It was cold yesterday.Don't know if that had anything to do with it.The clutch disengages and shifts fine.When engaged in gear,the engine revs up but the truck doesn't accelerate.Was slipping at first,now it won't move at all.Got to be the disc itself.Still don't understand why it went with no prior warning.Someone told me that's the way hydralic cluthes go.???
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It could also be your pressure plate.
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I took the truck to the shop today.Haveing a new clutch,pressure plate,bearing,and slave cylinder installed.Went with Ford parts from the dealer.They were actually a little cheaper than aftermarket.Now,1 day and $600. later it should be back in operation.
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I lost my clutch once. A few day's later it came back. All cool and wet. It knew where it's home was. Little rebellion it was. hahaha but no really I feel for you. Mine is going out in a bad way too. Sometimes I kinda have to rev match. :-/
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I took the truck to the shop today.Haveing a new clutch,pressure plate,bearing,and slave cylinder installed.Went with Ford parts from the dealer.They were actually a little cheaper than aftermarket.Now,1 day and $600. later it should be back in operation.
Not a bad price at all for the dealer. OEM parts and Dealer install. That is a great deal IMO.
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automatic ftw. lol.
Good to hear somebody could fix it.
used to do them a lot at the dealer by me. you do get good at doing Slave cylinders after a few of them.
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OEM parts but not dealer installed.Small local shop.is doing the job for $250 laborThe parts were $287 at the dealer.The local shop does very good work and, I think $250 labor is very reasonable.I wouldn"t do the job for triple that.
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Should have had them throw a rear main seal in it while the trans is out.
It WILL go sooner or later.
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I dont have my E-brake hooked back up yet... really hope this doesn't happen to me on a hill... I would be F*cked lol
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I dont have my E-brake hooked back up yet... really hope this doesn't happen to me on a hill... I would be F*cked lol
I remember my first truck , the e-brake didn't work.
I carried a wheel chock on a rope in the cab.When I parked I put the chock behind the drivers side front tire and ran the rope through the bottom of the door , draped over the steering wheel.
Get in,pull forward a little and pull the chock back into the cab.

Go ahead and laugh , I always did.
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I remember my first truck , the e-brake didn't work.
I carried a wheel chock on a rope in the cab.When I parked I put the chock behind the drivers side front tire and ran the rope through the bottom of the door , draped over the steering wheel.
Get in,pull forward a little and pull the chock back into the cab.

Go ahead and laugh , I always did.
Thats actually a really good idea.. I have just been avoiding parking on hills and leaving it in gear.
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I dont have my E-brake hooked back up yet... really hope this doesn't happen to me on a hill... I would be F*cked lol
Yea I've had it happen. all bad. Luckily I was able to run around the truck and halfway jump in(just my foot and arm on the steering wheel and hit the brakes super hard. pretty damn scary.
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I remember my first truck , the e-brake didn't work.
I carried a wheel chock on a rope in the cab.When I parked I put the chock behind the drivers side front tire and ran the rope through the bottom of the door , draped over the steering wheel.
Get in,pull forward a little and pull the chock back into the cab.

Go ahead and laugh , I always did.
haha amazing. but as long as it worked. F*ck it. That's all that matters.
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Thats actually a really good idea.. I have just been avoiding parking on hills and leaving it in gear.
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The clutch on my '96 went out around 70k miles (I'm the original owner so I know it wasn't abused). It slipped a lot before it finally went. Replaced it with a cheap aftermarket and now I'm at 200k. Same clutch and still shifts fine with no slipping. I guess ford's clutches just aren't the best

However I did have a '93 honda del sol once upon a time. The original clutch on it went at 164k, with no warning signs whatsoever, and it WAS the clutch plate. Took it out and it was worn down to nothing. I couldn't believe it never slipped prior to it stranding me on the highway. Luckily I was only a couple miles from home...
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That really is not a bad price at all! Like the other member said, it would be a good idea to do the rear main seal on the tranny. You can always do it later on, it's not hard.
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That really is not a bad price at all! Like the other member said, it would be a good idea to do the rear main seal on the tranny. You can always do it later on, it's not hard.
I guess I worded it poorly.
I meant the rear main seal on the engine.
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I guess I worded it poorly.
I meant the rear main seal on the engine.
Oh, ok, now that makes sense. If you were doing the labor yourself getting the flywheel off can be a pain! I used a floor jack with a 2X4 under the flywheel to hold it while I took of the bolts, it makes it easier. If it is not leaking, don't worry too much about it.
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Well it is a ten year old truck , and a leaking seal could have contributed to the clutch going bad.
Even if it's not leaking now , chances are it will in the near future ,so might as well change it now as the trans has to come out to do it anyway.
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Got the truck back yesterday.What a difference!Guess the clutch must have been on the way out when i bought the truck.There is much more resistance to the pressure plate than before.You can feel the clutch plate really grab now.There was no sign of leaking at the rear main seal so,left it alone.Hopefully my troubles are over.
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Nice dude. Thats awesome.
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