Hooting Eeking or Moaning Noise from Clutch – 1998-2002 Ford Ranger

  • NOISE – “HOOTING,” “EEKING,” OR “MOANING” NOISE COMING FROM CLUTCH WHEN SHIFTING GEARS
  • CLUTCH – “HOOTING,” “EEKING,” OR “MOANING” NOISE COMING FROM CLUTCH WHEN SHIFTING GEARS

 

FORD: 1998-2002 RANGER

 

A “hooting,” “eeking,” or “moaning” noise may be emitted from the clutch when shifting into gears while the engine is running on some vehicles.

 

This may be caused by the clutch pressure plate going into resonance when the clutch becomes 90% engaged. The clutch may be noisy but function and life are not affected.

 

ACTION:

Remove existing clutch and pressure plate assemblies and replace with revised clutch and pressure plate assemblies.

The revised clutch and pressure plate assemblies should reduce the possibility of noise.

 

SERVICE PROCEDURE

  1. Verify noise is coming from clutch assembly.
  2. Remove existing clutch assembly. Refer to the applicable Ranger Workshop Manual for removal and installation procedures.
  3. FOR 2.3L AND 2.5L MANUAL TRANSMISSION APPLICATIONS: Replace existing clutch with new service clutch assembly 2L5Z-7550-AARM and replace existing pressure plate with new service pressure plate 2L5Z-7563-AA.

OR

 

  • FOR 3.0L MANUAL TRANSMISSION APPLICATIONS: Replace existing clutch assembly with new service clutch assembly 2L5Z-7550-BARM and replace existing pressure plate with new service pressure plate 2L5Z-7563-AA.
  • Verify with road test (normal clutch/shifting operations).

 

PART NUMBER PART NAME
2L5Z-7550-AARM Clutch – 2.3L/2.5L
2L5Z-7550-BARM Clutch – 3.0L
2L5Z-7563-AA Pressure Plate – 2.3L/2.5L/3.0L

 

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