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HDGENE, Ford Senior Master/Diesel/Trans
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, I have a 96 Ranger that is having clutch

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Customer: ***** ***** Holmes
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: I have a 96 Ranger that is having clutch problems. I've repaired many clutch problems in my lifetime. I'm 69 and have never ran into this type problem before. The clutch started acting like it was not engaging, the would start pulling some, but slipping badly. Then it was if the clutch was adjusted wrong and would grab with pedal barelifted from the floor. Then it was as if the clutch was sticking to the floor (not the pedal) just the clutch. And you could feel a hard thump and the clutch would enguage real hard all at once. Does any of this make any sence to a professional?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  HDGENE replied 1 year ago.

Hello, this vehicle uses a hydraulic internal slave cylinder inside the bellhousing of the transmission. If the slave cylinder is leaking it will cause this type of concern. With the clutch slipping at times it is most likely wearing down the clutch disc. You would have to replace the clutch and slave cylinder and bleed the system if you haven't done any of this already. The bleeding of the clutch is the tricky part since the bleeder screw is right above the fluid supply line. I take the clutch master out and mount it under the trans and bleed the clutch by stroking the clutch master being lower than the trans. This way I can keep an eye on the fluid level in the clutch master resouvoir and then reinstall the master with the line still attached.I usually replace the master & slave together with a new clutch