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Old 04-24-2017, 05:13 PM
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Default Having trouble with my clutch I think...

I have a 1993 Ford Ranger, 2 wheel drive, with a 2.3 liter engine.

I was driving down the freeway today when I shifted into 5th gear. As I engaged the clutch to shift the clutch got stuck and when I removed my foot from the gas pedal and it seemed like my foot was still on the gas pedal.

I eventually got it somewhere and turned the engine off. With the engine off I can engage the clutch and shift gears just fine. I looked in the clutch reservoir and it was really low. So I filled it and pumped the pedal. I was able to drive the truck normally for a little bit then it stuttered and died. When I tried to start the truck again in first gear it would drive forward, but the moment I engage the gas pedal it will stutter and die again.

I left it in a parking lot and went back to work. When I returned this afternoon I checked the fluid level again to see if maybe I had a leak in the slave or master cylinder and the fluids level was fine. If I start the truck and shift it into first it will move forward all by itself until I engage the gas pedal then it will stutter and die. The same with reverse.

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Old 04-24-2017, 07:23 PM
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I have a 1993 Ford Ranger, 2 wheel drive, with a 2.3 liter engine.

I was driving down the freeway today when I shifted into 5th gear. As I engaged the clutch to shift the clutch got stuck and when I removed my foot from the gas pedal and it seemed like my foot was still on the gas pedal.

I eventually got it somewhere and turned the engine off. With the engine off I can engage the clutch and shift gears just fine. I looked in the clutch reservoir and it was really low. So I filled it and pumped the pedal. I was able to drive the truck normally for a little bit then it stuttered and died. When I tried to start the truck again in first gear it would drive forward, but the moment I engage the gas pedal it will stutter and die again.

I left it in a parking lot and went back to work. When I returned this afternoon I checked the fluid level again to see if maybe I had a leak in the slave or master cylinder and the fluids level was fine. If I start the truck and shift it into first it will move forward all by itself until I engage the gas pedal then it will stutter and die. The same with reverse.

Thank you!
I would go with a bad master cylinder. I have seen a few (mine included) that will not leak any major oil but I think inside there is some breakdown. Anyway an easy test is to lightly tap the clutch pedal several times and see if you feel a little pressure build up. Or tap it and try to see if it helps with the shifting.
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Old 04-25-2017, 04:37 PM
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Default Re: Having trouble with my clutch I think...

Thank you for your response. Do you think that may also cause the engine to stutter and die out when engaging the gas pedal in your opinion?
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Old 04-26-2017, 07:42 AM
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Default Re: Having trouble with my clutch I think...

NO that is strange to me. 67 years old and the first time I ever heard of that.
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Old 04-27-2017, 10:20 AM
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Thank you for your response. Do you think that may also cause the engine to stutter and die out when engaging the gas pedal in your opinion?
That is a little odd. Could be if it's not engaging and disengaging it could be causing a stutter and stop. That could also be a whole other issue
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Old 04-27-2017, 10:45 AM
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How many miles are on the clutch.
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Old 04-27-2017, 05:19 PM
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Default Re: Having trouble with my clutch I think...

maybe 50,000 miles on it

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Probably more like 20

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I replaced it in 2013
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Old 04-27-2017, 06:06 PM
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Okay I went back down and played with my truck. This is what happened. With the engine off and the clutch pedal pushed to the floor I can shit to every gear. When I turn the engine on I cannot shift into any gears. When I turned the engine off again and removed my foot from the clutch pedal it was stuck to the floor board until I pressed in again then it came back. Thank you guys for all your help I really appreciate it.

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Also, I replaced the clutch, slave cylinder and tranny in 2013

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I have never replaced the master cylinder
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Old 05-08-2017, 07:48 PM
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Okay I went back down and played with my truck. This is what happened. With the engine off and the clutch pedal pushed to the floor I can shit to every gear. When I turn the engine on I cannot shift into any gears. When I turned the engine off again and removed my foot from the clutch pedal it was stuck to the floor board until I pressed in again then it came back. Thank you guys for all your help I really appreciate it.

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Also, I replaced the clutch, slave cylinder and tranny in 2013

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I have never replaced the master cylinder
So I think the master is the best place to start.
You can get the whole new setup from the dealer for 130ish.
Or 40ish from auto parts stores
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Old 05-09-2017, 04:44 AM
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Sounds like the problem I had with my previous Ranger. The Slave cylinder, inside the bell housing went south.
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