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Forum: General Tech 08-12-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 645
Posted By rgrindle
OEM clutch manufacturer?

I don't think Ford manufactures their own clutch parts. Any one know the brand that Ford uses for both the clutch parts and slave cylinder?
Forum: General Tech 06-13-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 847
Posted By rgrindle
Air Conditioning Question

My air conditioner on my '03 3.0 has started blowing warm air when you first turn it on. Always after less than five minutes it starts blowing cold air normally. Thinking it was low on Freon I...
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 04-30-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 687
Posted By rgrindle
Re: Manual Trans Question

Regular Ford type ATF fluid now ins trans. Had a new slave and master installed with complete clutch replacement without any change. One trans shop said they thought it was the mechanisim inside...
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 04-28-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 687
Posted By rgrindle
Manual Trans Question

One last question before giving up and replacing my '03 3.0 manual trans. When engine is cold trans shifts perfectly. As the engine/trans heats up harder and harder to get into gear. Would...
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 03-11-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 799
Posted By rgrindle
Ongoing Transmission Problems

I have had trans problems for the last 70K, hard to shift from neutral to first when going from neutral with clutch not engaged. Also, gets hard to shift in to all gears as the engine heats up and...
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 01-31-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,959
Posted By rgrindle
Ranger Manual Trans. Question

I have an '03 3.0 manual trans. The only number I see on the trans is on a white sticker. It say 1L54 CA then E169026. Is the 1L54 the type of trans I would need to replace my bad trans?
Forum: General Tech 01-02-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 596
Posted By rgrindle
Clutch Slave Cylinder Manufacturer

Anyone know if Ford makes their own clutch slave cylinders or are they supplied by another manufacturer? If they don't make their own who makes them? ('03 3.0)? Thanks.
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 12-29-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By rgrindle
Manual Transmission Question

What years manual trans will fit my '03 3.0?
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 11-10-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 878
Posted By rgrindle
Re: Clutch Bleeding Question

Thanks for the comments and suggestions. I do not notice a difference in the clutch feel from cold to warm. When it get really warm in stop and go traffic it starts to act like when the slave goes...
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 11-08-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 878
Posted By rgrindle
Re: Clutch Bleeding Question

The trans fluid has been replaced but not the differential. The slave has been replaced.
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 11-07-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 878
Posted By rgrindle
Clutch Bleeding Question

Still trying to decide what to do about my hard shifting '03 3.0 manual trans. 175K. As mentioned in a previous post, when my truck is completely cold it is much easier to shift into gear from a...
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 10-29-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 357
Posted By rgrindle
Additonal Transmission Question

I posted a question recently regarding shifting problems with my 2003 manual. I have noticed that it shifts much easier when the engine is cold and gets harder to shift as the engine/trans heats up....
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 10-25-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 850
Posted By rgrindle
Re: Trans Question

I do know how to drive a stick. My 1999 Ranger that I bought new did not require a new clutch until 225K.
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 10-22-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 850
Posted By rgrindle
Re: Trans Question

The last clutch I had the master cylinder replaced. First clutch was at about 65k when the oem slave cylinder failed and while trans was out had the oem clutch replaced. Second non oem clutch...
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 10-21-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 850
Posted By rgrindle
Trans Question

I have a 2003 3.0 with 176K. I posted a question about my manual trans problems about a year ago and it is getting worse. Although down shiffting even to first at around 10 mph works fine for a...
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 08-16-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 915
Posted By rgrindle
Slave Cylinder Replacement

Scratch my last my post on converting from manual to auto on my '03 3.0. I have had continuing clutch/slave cylinder/trans. troubles with this truck. For the last 100K (170K total mileage) it has...
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 08-16-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,372
Posted By rgrindle
Re: Manual to Automatic Conversion?

Thanks, scratch that idea.
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 08-15-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,372
Posted By rgrindle
Manual to Automatic Conversion?

I currently have a 2003 3.0 Manual. If I were to find a totaled Ranger around that year with a 3.0 but an automatic, how much work to change mine to an automatic using the parts from the wrecked...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 08-08-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 379
Posted By rgrindle
Warped Rotor Update

Think I finally solved the problem with my rotors warpping, bad upper control arm/lower ball joint. Not positive but things look good so far. The control arms and ball joints were shot causing play...
Forum: Suspension Tech 06-12-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,840
Posted By rgrindle
Forum: Suspension Tech 06-11-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,840
Posted By rgrindle
Upper Control Arm and Balljoint Replacement

Posted awhile ago regarding warpped rotors on my '03 3.0 manual. Looks like it might be due to a bad upper ball joint that has play. Also, getting uneven tire wear on the inner edge of the tire. I...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 05-08-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,125
Posted By rgrindle
Re: Rotor Question

Thanks for the advice. The last time I installed new rotors, I ordered Motorcraft rotors and pads but got a call from the shop saying they sent me rotors for a 4 wheel drive. Had to get aftermarket...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 05-08-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,125
Posted By rgrindle
Rotor Question

2003 reg cab 3.0 5 spd. I have replaced my front rotors at least four times in the last 100k due to the rotors warping and causing annoying pedal pulsating. I have tried different brands of rotors...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 02-06-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By rgrindle
Re: Transmission Question

It is a long story but briefly, complete new clutch system including fly wheel. Was told prior to replacing this clutch for the third time (156K) that the problem, putting it into first gear when...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 02-04-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By rgrindle
Transmission Question

Is there a product other than automatic transmission fluid that will make shifting easier in a 2003 3.0 manual trans?
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