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3.7

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,333 miles

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2001 Ford Ranger clutch problems

clutch problem

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2001 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 102004

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 50,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The clutch pedal gets almost to the floor before the clutch will disengage. This problem comes and goes. I am concerned that it will not disengae at all at some point. There has not been an accident because of this yet. I have not fixed it yet.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #2

Jun 122004

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 53,000 miles
While driving and approching a freeway entrance the vehicle stick shift became very difficult to shift. Finally when entering 5th gear the vechile slipped into neutral and the stick shift froze up. I had to coast of to the side of freeway and be towed to nearest Ford dealer. The diagnosis was a faulty master and slave cilinder and a faulty clutch system. This vehicle is only 3 year old and has 53,000 mi. I feel that this is a premature system failure.

- Bend, OR, USA

problem #1

Jun 202001

Ranger 4WD

  • miles
Engine control allows RPM to stick above 2200 RPM when depressing clutch to shift. After shifting RPM wont come down until clutch drags it down. This caused wheels to break loose on snow resulting in a bad skid in the mountains. Dealer has had vehicle in 5 times to fix but can replicate problem. Problem is intermittent with about one occurence per day. Occassionally it will repeat 9 or 10 times in a row. Factory engineer promised to get a recording diagnostic device that can be connected and started when problem is present, but has not followed through. Winter is coming and this is a serious safety problem on the icy mountain roads I commute on.

- Santa Fe, NM, USA

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