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on October 28, 2012
LuK clutches are what ford puts in the ranger from factory. My original LuK clutch is still running strong and has a lot of life left in it even after 180,000 miles. However, since my slave cylinder went bad and the transmission has to come down, I decided to change the clutch as well. I searched all over the internet and Amazon has the cheapest price plus you get free prime shipping. The clutch went in easy and the truck is running great.
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on December 14, 2014
My Ranger had a LuK clutch from the factory, NAPA sells this same clutch kit at a much higher price, and the dealer is more expensive still so this is the one to buy. To my amazement, even the pilot needle bearing was the same brand and made in the USA like the OEM Ford bearing. The kit is marked as Made in Mexico and seems higher quality than the Chinese made kits sold by O'Reilly, AutoZone, Carquest, etc.

These are self-adjusting clutches which means you will have little warning when the disc finally becomes too worn. So it's temping to replace the clutch when replacing the slave cylinder (which always seem to fail first and most often). But, if the slave cylinder is your problem, beware the transmission will likely go back in easier if you don't touch the clutch. That's because the disc stays precisely aligned with the pilot bearing. There's considerable "slop" when installing a new clutch with a plastic alignment tool (at least 1/8 - 3/16 inch of movement of the disc). If the disc is off center the transmission will never go in or, worse, you'll damage the input shaft bearing and/or pilot bearing trying.

My truck had 80K miles on it and it did not need a new clutch so I could have saved some time, money, and hassle by just replacing the slave cylinder. The old disc was only about 0.5mm thinner than the new one. There's another review here with 180K on his factory clutch and there are lots of reports on the forums of 130K - 200+K on factory clutches. But it depends a lot on how the truck is driven.

If your clutch is bad and the slave cylinder is okay, ALWAYS replace the slave/throwout bearing anyway. It's the weak link in the Ranger's clutch. There are YouTube videos and forum posts of slaves that only last about a year. Supposedly Perfection Clutch makes the best slaves (they have a metal instead of plastic body).

TIPS: Consider paying a pro to do this job as it's not easy--especially with the truck only on jackstands. There are several YouTube videos showing how difficult it is. You will likely need a transmission jack, a blind bearing puller for the pilot bearing, a 13mm ratcheting box-end wrench with a pivoting or offset head and a 12 point 12mm socket for the difficult to break loose driveshaft-to-diff bolts . The top-most engine to transmission bolt is extremely difficult to access. I finally used an extension the length of the transmission to go over the top. The starter bolts are not easy either. If your slave was leaking, and the master cylinder went dry, you have to pull the master cylinder to bleed it out of the truck or replace it with a new pre-filled pre-bled master. Finally, if you have a higher-mileage 2.3 Duratec, consider replacing some or all of the heater coolant hoses while the transmission is out. Some of the clamps are completely inaccessible otherwise. One hose is close to the exhaust manifold where it gets cooked and is especially likely to fail.
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on January 12, 2014
This unit is identical to the factory clutch I pulled off. The only difference is that the factory had "Ford" and "LUK" written on the side of the friction disc whereas the LUK clutch only has "LUK" embossed on its disc. So I confirmed what everyone knows: Ford puts LUK clutches into their 2.5L Rangers.

The product comes with the throwout bearing, an extra shaped ring/washer deal, none of which I needed as I purchased a new slave cylinder. Included is the pilot bearing as well as the clutch alignment tool.

The clutch is self-adjusting just like the factory.

Hope it lasts a long time.
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on December 14, 2015
Great price for a quality aftermarket replacement. I lost the pilot bearing in the original and caused the clutch to go. Getting the original bearing housing out proved to be problematic but once I was able to remove it the new one went in great and the truck operates as it should. Should anything change I will update this, but I do not expect any issues.
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on October 6, 2014
Perfect fit on a 2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0 Great grip. Had to replace slave cylinder that went out after 144,000 miles. Got the Bendix slave and Fel-Pro rear main seal kit since tranny was off. Top off tranny with 3 fresh qrts of Redline D4 tranny fluid n bam, nice clean smooth shifting. Hoping to get another 100,000 out of my baby!
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on December 20, 2015
The build quality is evident, the fit was perfect, the clutch action was really nice after install. With the Luk clutch and Wagner slave cylinder my clutch has a lighter and smoother action than it ever has. Installed on a 99 Ford Ranger with 140,000 on it.
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on October 26, 2015
Excellent replacement part. Perfect fit for my 98 Ranger. I chose to do it myself to save money. I replaced the slave cylinder too which already had the throw out bearing attached. If you don't plan to replace the slave, this kit comes with a new Throw out. It has been on the road daily for about 3 weeks with no issues.
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on January 9, 2014
Worked in my 1996 Ford Ranger as needed. No issues with fit and such. Been in vehicle for 2 month now with out issue.
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on March 1, 2016
Worked perfect the clutch kit is the way to go it has your pilot shaft bearing your slave cylinder and you throw out bearing clutch plate and presure plate I put it in mine works great you will need a pilot shatter remmber tool
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on January 28, 2014
This worked just fine and at a fraction of the cost of the parts stores it was well worth the money.
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