2002 FORD RANGER CLUTCH AND TRANNY PROBLEMS

  • Tiny
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  • 2002 Ford Ranger

Transmission problem
2002 Ford Ranger 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 127000 miles

ok at first I thought it was the clutch going out but now I wonder if it's the tranny. In neutral everything is fine when I push in the clutch you can faintly hear a rattle sound when I put it in reverse no change when I start to release the clutch petal and start backing up I can hear a loud rattle. Go into first it goes in fine drive off just fine in all forward gears its fine when petal is released now slowing down 4 too 3 everything goes ok 3 too 2 same but now 2 too 1 just as it goes into 1st with petal pressed in still it makes a quick growl like baarr- rrwwwhh (ha ha) but now tonight everything is the same except when I went to take off from a stop going forward as I was releasing the clutch petal I could feel it as if it was grabbing then slip then grab then slip just a bit where the truck was barely jumping over and over until the petal was fully released then it went on as normal. But a few weeks ago I couldn't even get it into any gear with it running in neutral then it got a little better where it would go in most of the time like it was yesterday. Is it the clutch or is it the tranny? So very confused.

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Saturday, March 27th, 2010 AT 5:39 AM

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Uuummm we can't hear noises on the computer lol. But it sounds as if your release bearing is going bad or your relase arm is bad or both. Probably a new clutch will fix things as the bearing gets replaced with a new clutch.

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Sunday, March 28th, 2010 AT 7:50 PM
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And the clutch and stuff look good but only thing wrong is the pilot baring/bushing is de-sin-a-great-ed but I am going to replace it all since I'm in there. Hopefully it fix's it. Only problem I'm having now is trying to get the outer case of the old pilot baring/bushing out. Just can't seem to get it to come out.

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Sunday, March 28th, 2010 AT 11:24 PM
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They have pullers for th pilot bearing, when they are good, you can use grease to shove them out. But if you can't then try cutting the case with a sharp chisel. Make sure to get the alignment tool soyou won't have trouble the next time.

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Monday, March 29th, 2010 AT 11:01 AM

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