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94 ranger splash trans problem!! DeeNelly 10-6-16  
I have a 94 ranger splash 2.3l 5 speed. Was driving up my street like normal started toward 2nd gear let clutch go no warning it locks down. I put back in first try to pull out it drags down like it has a load except it never moves an inch. Any clues what could've happen??
Re: 94 ranger splash trans problem!! DeeNelly 10-6-16  
Also anyone know what's manual trans is on a 94ranger splash 2.3l?? It's like a 50r or something?? Not sure tho, thanks!!
Re: 94 ranger splash trans problem!! Joe Vreeland 3-25-18  
I don't remember if this is a mechanical or hydraulic clutch. If the pedal 'locks down' to the floor - it suggests that you have mechanical type clutch linkage.

IF that is the situation, then the 'over-center' spring (sometimes called: "assist spring") is holding the pedal down to the floor.

Likely possibilities are that the clutch diaphragm cracked, allowing the throwout bearing to push it all the way in and the throwout fork followed it.... together they are now offering no resistance to pushing the clutch pedal down.

If you haven't dropped an intermediate link somehow - then the clutch diaphragm is broken and you need to replace it - but I'd do a complete clutch job here as it's no fun to take the transmission out this week for a broken diaphragm and next week to replace the clutch friction material too.

As far as ID-ing your transmission, it likely isn't the old RUG or RAN version. Gads - Ford has run the gauntlet of really bad transmission choices for this poor vehicle. They were all bad designs and Ford tried to make them work - mostly, unsuccessfully!

Sad to say - they were my biggest repair paychecks for years!
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