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Old 05-23-2009, 02:33 PM   #1
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Question 98 TJ CLUTCH (need answer :])

This clutch had not been replaced to their records but this clutch was EXTREMELY stiff!!!! I couldn't tell if it was new, used, or nearly dead.

I do know what a terrible clutch is like. ( slipping gears when giving the car gas ). This jeep, however, was not bad at all just extra extra stiff! Let me know what you all think.

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It could be a number of things; the hydraulics are my main guess, either the master or slave cylinder could have a problem, or maybe the pressure plate is... just that stiff.

Where about on the pedal range does the clutch begin to engage/disengage? Is this your first Jeep? Jeeps are typically a little bit stiffer than most recent cars if thats what you're used to

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It could be a number of things; the hydraulics are my main guess, either the master or slave cylinder could have a problem, or maybe the pressure plate is... just that stiff.

Where about on the pedal range does the clutch begin to engage/disengage? Is this your first Jeep? Jeeps are typically a little bit stiffer than most recent cars if thats what you're used to
This is my first Jeeps yes.

The Pedal was about 2 to 3 inches for the engage to disengage. Also, the pedal squeaked when I became laid back (slowed down on throttle to clutch pedal and vice versa) and used to the clutch (well sorta used to it).

I'm used to a non-hydraulic clutch, 94 VW Jetta (Don't Bash me, =]).



http://www.lemonfree.com/35454837.html Here is a link to the Jeep
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Old 05-23-2009, 04:47 PM   #4
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If it seems to be operating properly, then maybe you just need to get used to the jeep. Like you said you went from driving a little jetta to more rugged built jeep.

I borrowed a VW rabbit for a few days when my jeep was down and the first time I pushed down on the clutch I almost kicked my foot through the floor. Very different.

Have a mechanic or tranny shop take it for a spin and see what they think.
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This is my first jeep (99 TJ) and I was surprised how stiff the clutch wasAnyone know what the plate the actual pedal bolts to the hole on mine seems worn out. all the sudden there was a lot of slop in the pedal.(didnt wanna start a new thread for this )
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Smile Thanks all!

I went ahead an bought the Jeep. AND NOW my name fits me on the forum now. =]


I'll post pictures at some point,

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