Clutch Problems!!! - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


General Technical & Electrical General technical and electrical discussion for the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 09-24-2009
2004FORDRANGER's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: PITCHER NY
Posts: 617
Clutch Problems!!!

My dad's 01 ranger v6 3.0 standard is having clutch problems. We have changed the slave cylinder and bled the line and still no clutch in the truck. So now how hard is it to change the clutch master clyinder? Oh yeah how much fluid is needed to bleed the whole system after new slave/master cylinders?

Thanks guys!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-24-2009
brianjwilson's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
Posts: 3,650
The hydraulics on the ranger can be a nightmare. However changing the master cylinder should be much easier to change than the slave since it is more accessible.
You may need to gravity bleed the system for a while. I had a shop change the clutch/slave/master in my 98 ranger and it kept having problems. They kept bleeding it, and the problem would show up again a day later. They finally gravity bled it and it seemed to work, no problems after that.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-24-2009
brianjwilson's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
Posts: 3,650
Or you could try one of the vacuum pumps or something too.

Gravity bleeding is just opening up the bleeder valves and let them slowly drain, top off occasionally.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-24-2009
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Upstate,NY
Posts: 2,598
The best way is to remove the master and bench bleed it.Due to the angle it is mounted in the truck it is almost impossible to remove all the air.
If you have a very steep incline and park the truck facing uphill and chock ALL the wheels you may get most of it out.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-24-2009
2004FORDRANGER's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: PITCHER NY
Posts: 617
Well we fixed it and got it running what a nightmare but it is running.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-24-2009
brianjwilson's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
Posts: 3,650
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2004FORDRANGER View Post
Well we fixed it and got it running what a nightmare but it is running.
What did you guys end up doing?
I thought mine was fixed several times. Then I would go to shift gears later on and couldn't. lol
I got pretty good at rev-match shifting without the clutch though. The bad part was when I had to stop, shut it off, put it in first and startup in gear. Apparently I had a pretty strong starter though!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-24-2009
2004FORDRANGER's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: PITCHER NY
Posts: 617
We ended up bleeding it like a brake line and got all the air of it. Hope it works.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-25-2009
Fx4wannabe01's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (23)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Boring, Oregon
Posts: 21,721
Quote:
Originally Posted by brianjwilson View Post
What did you guys end up doing?
I thought mine was fixed several times. Then I would go to shift gears later on and couldn't. lol
I got pretty good at rev-match shifting without the clutch though. The bad part was when I had to stop, shut it off, put it in first and startup in gear. Apparently I had a pretty strong starter though!
HAHAHA...that's how I do it.




OP: what the manual calls for: foot off the pedal, open bleeder then close when you have a steady stream of brake fluid coming out. slowly push the pedal to the floor and back up about 5 times, then hold it to the floor, open bleeder then immediately close. it'll squirt, so whatch your eyes. Repete process a few times. On one occasion, I didn't get any pedal pressure until after hardcore pumping of the pedal after I repeted that process probably half dozen times.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-25-2009
Fx4wannabe01's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (23)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Boring, Oregon
Posts: 21,721
Quote:
Originally Posted by OTRtech View Post
The best way is to remove the master and bench bleed it.Due to the angle it is mounted in the truck it is almost impossible to remove all the air.
If you have a very steep incline and park the truck facing uphill and chock ALL the wheels you may get most of it out.
I didn't bench bleed mine when I did it....and it's still goin' strong 2 years later. Ford tech books and manuals didn't call for bench bleeding, so I didn't do it.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
AC clutch relay jump to force clutch StevenH General Technical & Electrical 1 06-18-2015 11:20 PM
Leaking clutch fluid at slave cylinder and clutch line ttb_addict94 Drivetrain Tech 0 06-05-2014 06:43 PM
Clutch problems or Motor problems? Or both? JGod General Ford Ranger Discussion 3 02-08-2014 07:35 AM
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 09:41 PM
Soft Clutch after Clutch and Transmission Repair acleme1 Drivetrain Tech 2 03-09-2009 10:11 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 11:51 PM.


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.