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Old 03-31-2008, 06:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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'88 ford ranger clutch

My friend has a 1988 ford ranger 4x4. He bought a clutch about year ago and this weekend it went out. He doesn't wheel it and is pretty light footed. The flywheel looked good last year. My question is if he should get the flywheel resurfaced? Or what exactly getting the flywheel resurfaced is?
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Old 03-31-2008, 07:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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yes the flywheel will have hard spots in it form heat
resufasing a flywheel is important if u dont do it it will hop around when u take off from a stop
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i get a new flywheel or get them cut even if the clutch goes 10 miles down the road, also do NOT get a sach(SP?) clutch, i had one and it went after 5k




this was in a 88 b2 2.9L fm146 and stock tires. put in a valeo clutch and havent had an issue uet, i also hear the zoom clutches are good
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i get a new flywheel or get them cut even if the clutch goes 10 miles down the road, also do NOT get a sach(SP?) clutch, i had one and it went after 5k


this was in a 88 b2 2.9L fm146 and stock tires. put in a valeo clutch and havent had an issue uet, i also hear the zoom clutches are good

Haha thats the clutch he got. I'll pass the word onto him. The clutch went out prematurely because the input shaft on the tranny has about 1/2" of play in it. Lucky him he had just bought a parts pickup.
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I've got the Sachs kit as well, When I got it, the pressure plate seemed beefier then the OEM one... Very not impressed with it right now, if I dont fully depress clutch before getting on the gas, it will slip until I stop accelerating and it's slipping while towing.

Either way, it's an easy vehicle to change a tranny/clutch out on.


(Also, resurface flywheel)
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I've got the Sachs kit as well, When I got it, the pressure plate seemed beefier then the OEM one... Very not impressed with it right now, if I dont fully depress clutch before getting on the gas, it will slip until I stop accelerating and it's slipping while towing.

Either way, it's an easy vehicle to change a tranny/clutch out on.


(Also, resurface flywheel)


i had that issue with that clutch when i first installed it aswell, when i would speed shift (you know flying around showing off) when i hit second it would slip for a good 3 seconds before grabbing fully
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What engine is in it?

If it's a 2.9L, one of the best upgrades you can do is upgrade to the 10" 4.0L clutch. All the parts from a '91-'96 4.0L application fit like as if it were factory.
You'll need to also use the 4.0L manual trans starter (which will require some minor changes to the wiring) and widen the hole in the block-off plate by about 2mm.

The 4.0L clutch has a MUCH better pedal feel to it (not near as grabby, much easier to modulate), and should last nearly forever behind the 2.9 (and of course it has much better holding power too )

Use a Luk brand clutch.
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