2003 Clutch ? or cylinder problems?? HELP!
I LOVE my 4wd 2003 Ranger BUT don't know what to think abt this problem. At abt 53,000 miles I noticed that sometimes when depressing the clutch the pedal would feel like it was hanging up a little on floor carpet as it neared the floor. Well, there is nothing there to hang it up. Since I drive a lot of miles alone in Mexico I figured I'd get whatever the problem might be fixed. New master and slave cylinder and the record says they did not replace the clutch as it looked fine.
So I drive on another 12,000 miles and here it is one year later. I just returned from another Baja trip and as I am 200 miles from home at a gas station, I push the clutch pedal down to get going, the pedal stays stuck down. So I reach down and pull it up w my hands. This goes on for abt 10 minutes and I can't get going! Finally the clutch is ok and I drive to a Ford dealer thinking its the same problem as before. A few days earlier I had noticed once or twice that when I pushed the clutch all the way to the floor there was the twinkle of that "hanging up on something" feeling. Never before had the clutch pedal stayed down until this time at the gas station.
The dealer couldn't get the clutch pedal to do it at all and after looking at the master cylinder (and checking fluids???) they said there was nothing to do since we couldn't get the problem to repeat.
So I am at a loss. I travel alone all over Baja California and absolutely can not have this clutch issue pop up!!! Should I just replace the cylinders AGAIN (OUCH!!!) and the clutch to just to cover all my bases or could this be some other problem? Have there been any similar problems in this yr's Ranger which in every other way is the perfect Baja truck for me.
Is this a clutch problem????