really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,147 miles

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2001 Ford Ranger clutch problems

clutch problem

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2001 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 082004

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 35,735 miles


While slowing down at a stop light I tried to engage my clutch pedal and gear became stif, and I could not shift out of 4th gear. The clutch pedal would travel down to almost the floor and not come back up. I got the gear shift into netural and sat for the light. The clutch pedal slowly returned to it's normal position, I depress it again and there was alot of free travel, but I did get it into gear and drove right into a earnhardt dealership that I was going by. I had taken my vehicle into have a similar clutch problem check out last month at the same dealership earnhardt and they could not fine any thing wrong through computer testing. They are saying now that it could be the clutch master or a clutch slave component. The vehicle a Ford Ranger 2001 has under 36,000 miles and just over 3 yrs old. I have an extended warranty with western national warranty scottdale, AZ 85255 they say they don't cover these components. I never recieved a copy of the policy. I am waiting on this information to be sent to me. I do not under stand how these component with less than 36,000 miles and mostly highway driving go out.

- Tempe, AZ, USA

problem #4

Oct 012002


  • miles
Consumer states while driving clutch pedal fell to the floor, and would not come back up. Took to dealer and they stated the pin on master cylinder fell out.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #3

Jul 062002


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While trying to shift from second to third gear clutch pedal moved freely, consumer unable to use clutch to shift. Gear lever had to be forced into gear. Please add further information.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 102001


  • miles
Problem 1- vehicle regularly stalls or idles so low power steering and power brakes are lost. Problem occurs when slowing for and entering corners and when coming to a stop. Local dealership tells me this is normal and to not worry about it. Problem 2- clutch does not engage when pedal is released. After a moment it releases on its own Accord and truck jerks forward violently. Clutch slave cylinder has already been replaced once.

- Kernersville, NC, USA

problem #1

Apr 012001


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle experiencing loss of power whenever air conditioner is being used. Vehicle been in dealer shop on three occasions, and problem still reoccurring. Also throttle positioning sensor was replaced, also tachometer is acting erractically transmission not shifting properly. Vehicle lost power while coming to a complete stop for a traffic light, consumer hit the vehicle in front of him due to brakes also failing, there was no damage to either vehicle, clutch pedal goes soft, consumer has had to pull pedal up at times, dealer can not find any problems.

- Elma, NY, USA

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