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5.1

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,249 miles

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2002 Ford Ranger clutch problems

clutch problem

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2002 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #7

Feb 072008

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 66,680 miles

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

I have a 2002 Ford Ranger that when I got the truck it had to have the slave cylinder for the clutch replaced which the dealer did, and the truck only had 18,000 miles, but then again before my extended warranty ran out, it went out again at about 52000 miles, and now it has happened again, at 66,000 miles, the slave cylinder again for the clutch, and I am not new to driving manual transmissions, I am 47 and learned to drive on a manual transmission when 16, it also upsets me that Ford said my extended warranty for the second repair did not cover the clutch slave cylinder, and I do not believe a vehicle should require this part to be replaced approximately every twenty or thirty thousand miles. I also believe since I purchased a manual with an extended warranty it should have been covered, my son also has a 2000 Ford Ranger and he recently had the same problem and we both have the V6 with 5 speed manual transmission.

- El Cajon, CA, USA

problem #6

Apr 222002

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 15,000 miles
I took my 1 year and 2 month old Ranger to the dealership to correct a problem I had been having with it not going into gear. The condescending man at the dealership told me after a 5 minute look at my truck that I needed to have my clutch replaced, and that it was out of warranty by 2 months. In calling around to get prices on the replacement of the clutch, I was almost unanimously told that it was next to impossible to have a clutch go out in a vehicle in that short of a time period, when it has not been abused, which mine has not. In researching this, I have found that a lot of people have had similar problems with the clutch on the 2002 Ford Ranger 3.0.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #5

Jun 012003

Ranger 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 52,000 miles
Clutch slave cylinder failed on a 16 month old Ford Ranger 5 speed, 4 cylinder.

- Temecula, CA, USA

problem #4

Oct 162002

Ranger 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 1,066 miles

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

I am having multiple problems with my 6 month old truck. A strange oil loss that was loosing 1-2 quarts of oil a week, now fixed for the moment. The clutch disengages if any pressure is applied to the clutch pedal and will not engage until the pedal is fully released, dealer claims its normal. Various electrical problems with this heap, including failing sensors, interior light coming on when it wants to, and the check engine light comes on occasionally. This truck has starting problems sometimes, you have to crank the engine for a long time(up to 30 seconds sometimes) before it will start. Had to have a tire replaced with 1066 miles on the vehicle because some of the tread was beginning to come off, vehicle was realigned at the same time to cure a pull to the right which did nothing still pulls to the right. I have tried to get in contact of Ford Motor Company to get this vehicle replaced under a lemon law to no avail. I get told a story and put off, the dealership I bought this thing from does the same thing tries to fix it to no avail and puts me off. I paid 15 thousand dollars for this truck and now may lose my job because it is not dependable! something must be done this is not how to treat a repeat customer, this being my 4th Ford product and my last.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #3

Dec 152001

Ranger

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
The clutch failed with less than 100 miles, would not disengage. Towed to dealer.

- Woodward, IA, USA

problem #2

Dec 152001

Ranger

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
The clutch failed with less than 100 miles, would not disengage. Towed to dealer.

- Woodward, IA, USA

problem #1

Dec 152001

Ranger

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Dealer presented vehicle as repaired 12-22-1 (replaced slave cylinder for clutch). Was still not disengaging. Still at willey Ford.

- Woodward, IA, USA

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