97 FORD RANGER - IS THIS A CLUTCH PROBLEM????

  • Tiny
  • Julia123
  • 1997 Ford Ranger

I have 105,000 miles on my Ranger. I have no trouble shifting UP, but when I'm starting to slow down and push the clutch in to downshift, I hear a "groaning" noise, and the stick shift starts vibrating. This is especially bad shifting from 2nd to 1st gear. It's not difficult to shift into gear, though. Any ideas? Thanks!

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Thursday, February 22nd, 2007 AT 8:07 AM

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  • Tiny
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Has anyone checked to see if there is any gear oil in transmission. That really sounds like dry gear syncros. NOS 8)

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Thursday, February 22nd, 2007 AT 8:51 AM
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It could be a dry pilot bearing also. That is where the end of the trans shaft fits to the back of the engine. NOS 8)

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Thursday, February 22nd, 2007 AT 8:56 AM
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I am taking it to a mechanic tomorrow and will have them check those things. Thanks!

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Thursday, February 22nd, 2007 AT 9:05 AM
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8) np that is what were here for. NOS

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Friday, February 23rd, 2007 AT 8:30 PM

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