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Old 07-11-2018, 04:03 PM   #1
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Recently acquired '02 Ranger - 5 speed - 4x4 -
Stiff shift especially when cold.
Fluids correct & full.
Have to fight it into 1st & reverse when standing (not in motion) Can roll it in pretty easily.
Ideas?
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Old 07-11-2018, 04:21 PM   #2
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Most likely the clutch hydraulics or pilot bearing problems. That does not sound like transmission problems.
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Most likely the clutch hydraulics or pilot bearing problems. That does not sound like transmission problems.
How to tell for sure???
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How to tell for sure???
where in pedal height does the clutch engage and disengage? if it's right at the very very top it's probably just about due for a change out, Mileage? how old is the clutch? is it the original? Drain and put in a synthetic or a highly recommended fluid, I use Castrol synchromesh in mine.
When you shift, go into second and then into first sometimes it'll go in allot easier.
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After further analysis, probably pilot bearing. Thanks for the help...
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