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Old 10-16-2013, 10:53 AM
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Exclamation Someone help me diagnose my Jeep

I went mudding with my Jeep for the first time last sunday.

In the last mud hole, I finally got stuck, so I tried backing out and succeeded.

After that, I stopped right before the hole. When I tried to give it a second attempt I started spinning and digging myself, so I tried doing back and forths. I knew this was not good being a manual transmission (or any transmission at all for that matter), but I figured the Jeep could take it for this time.

Anyways, 10 seconds later, the tires stopped spinning, I felt unnatural bumps, and the stick shift also stopped working.

It's like the clutch pedal is pressed all the time, but I'm not even pressing the pedal. You can switch from the neutral position to full on third gear position without pressing the pedal, and it will still be on neutral.

There was also a smell that one of my buddys told me was the clutch.

So, what do you guys think might be broken? The clutch? clutch pedal? Shaft? Transmission?

Thanks a lot!
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:18 PM   #2
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Yea, you don't want to engage the clutch while in a mud hole. It lets mud in, then things don't work.

Best case - mud is blocking the two shafts from engaging, worst case you burnt stuff up. Step one is rinse it all out, then see if it works. If it doesn't fix it, start the tear down.

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Old 10-16-2013, 12:54 PM   #3
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I hate mud...

but yeah, i agree with blueridge. Good luck!
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:00 PM   #4
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Your pressure plate is full of mud.
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broken , clutch , mud , transmission

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