How do I change the clutch on a Ford Ranger?

I’m the proud owner of a Ford Ranger that I’ve had for almost 20 years. Lately, the clutch has been giving me problems, so I’m going to need to replace it. What are some tips to change the clutch on a Ford Ranger?

Owning any car for 20 years is an accomplishment and a sign of great maintenance and upkeep. While replacing the clutch is a more advanced repair, you can still do it with the right tools and some determination.
To change the clutch, you will need to do the following:
  • Put the Ranger on jack stands.
  • Drain the transmission fluid.
  • Remove the driveshaft.
  • Take out the starter, making sure to remove the connection to the battery beforehand.
  • Remove the shifter on the interior of the vehicle.
  • Disconnect anything attached to the transmission.
  • Remove the transmission bolts.
  • Remove the transmission.
  • Take out the flywheel and other clutch components.
  • Put the new clutch components into the transmission.
  • Replace the transmission and put transmission fluid in before you start the vehicle.
If the repair is over your head, don’t feel bashful about taking your car to the repair shop; even experts can take days to complete this repair. Just expect to fork out about $800 to $1,000 for the repair.
If you decide to take your car to the shop, save some money for the repair by reviewing your current car insurance policy and comparing it to quotes on the Jerry app.
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Eric Schad
Answered on Nov 30, 2021
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