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Old 02-03-2013, 05:44 PM   #1
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1998 Jeep Wrangler shifting problem!

So my jeep had been sitting a few months while I was deployed. I get back start it up and it wont go into gear. I came here and did some research and determined it was the slave cylinder. I ordered the master cylinder and slave from Quadratech and installed it today. But, no luck! I really started messing with and here is what I found.

With the engine on it will not shift into any gear. No grinding noise while trying to get into any forward gear, it just wont go. Now trying to get into reverse is a different story, it grinds! With the car off and the transfer case in any gear but neutral it is very difficult to get into gear, but I can force it! Once in gear if I start the jeep with the clutch in it wants to jerk forward. This happens in 2-HI, 4-HI, and 4-LO. If the transfer case is in neutral it will shift into any gear while the engine is on, but then you can't shift the transfer case into 4-HI or 4-LO. Does anyone know what the problem could be?

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Old 02-03-2013, 06:45 PM   #2
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I'm still going with the hydraulic clutch system needs to be bled. I have had a few other vehicles that had that type of clutch and they are a real pain to bleed.

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Old 02-03-2013, 09:12 PM   #3
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The new slave cylinder I got already had fluid in it, so I bolted it up and didn't bleed anything. Is there a write-up/how-to on bleeding the slave and master cylinder?
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:24 PM   #4
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I think I read on a post that some of the after market slave cylinder are self bleeder not sure about that I had to bleed mine
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:10 AM   #5
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I read a post that stated in order to bleed the slave cylinder you have to pump the slave cylinder manually, not just depress the clutch. Is there any validity to that?
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:43 AM   #6
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clutch plate bonded to flywheel ?

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So my jeep had been sitting a few months while I was deployed. I get back start it up and it wont go into gear. I came here and did some research and determined it was the slave cylinder. I ordered the master cylinder and slave from Quadratech and installed it today. But, no luck! I really started messing with and here is what I found.

With the engine on it will not shift into any gear. No grinding noise while trying to get into any forward gear, it just wont go. Now trying to get into reverse is a different story, it grinds! With the car off and the transfer case in any gear but neutral it is very difficult to get into gear, but I can force it! Once in gear if I start the jeep with the clutch in it wants to jerk forward. This happens in 2-HI, 4-HI, and 4-LO. If the transfer case is in neutral it will shift into any gear while the engine is on, but then you can't shift the transfer case into 4-HI or 4-LO. Does anyone know what the problem could be?
Just a shot in the dark, but years ago I had a friend who had a similar problem with his stick shift car that had sat for a spell, and found that somehow his clutch plate had bonded to his fly wheel. He pried it loose and all was well again. Just a thought
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:04 PM   #7
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If the clutch did bond to the flywheel how would I go about prying it loose?
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:59 PM   #8
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My old truck did that once. I just started it in 1st gear with the clutch pushed in and revved it up a few times.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:32 PM   #9
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Well for those who said it was the slave cylinder, you were wrong. I ended up starting it in reverse, with my foot on the clutch and gave it a little gas and the clutch popped right off the flywheel!! Thanks for all your help!!

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