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Old 04-07-2007, 05:30 PM   #1
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Clutch acting up after riding

I heard somewhere not to push the clutch in when your stuck in deep mud, well I did. Now I am trying to figure out why when I push on the clutch it feels like im getting resistance. It feels like im pushing harder than normal to get it in. Where should I look underneath for where the clutch leads into the tranny to find the problem?

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Old 04-07-2007, 06:34 PM   #2
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How could you not push the clutch in?? How would you ever try to get out if you didn't engage the clutch? I am not trying to be smart I just don't see any reasoning behind this and would like to know more.

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Old 04-07-2007, 06:37 PM   #3
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The clutch automatically engages when you let go or its not pressed in but i get what you mean From what i believe when you step on the clutch it alows mud in between the plates.. thats the only theory i have.. my clutch is quite hard too so.. Thats how i bought it. Ill keep that thread in favorites and hopefully someday we'll get an answer.
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Old 04-07-2007, 06:39 PM   #4
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What he said, when I push the clutch in it allows mud to get up between the plates. I thought it was all a closed case which mud cant get to, but I need to figure it out. My clutch has always been easy to push in but its fighting me now and thats all I can think of.
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Old 04-07-2007, 07:57 PM   #5
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I think that's an urban legend. Were you riding the clutch a lot? How many miles are on your clutch?
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Old 04-07-2007, 08:48 PM   #6
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I have 103K miles on the jeep, so as far as I know thats how many miles are on the clutch. I dont ride the clutch but when Im offroading it gets a lot of use. I hadnt really noticed anything about it until this morning, I went wheeling yesterday in the afternoon.
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Old 04-07-2007, 09:02 PM   #7
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id imagine when it gets worn it would be all soft and it would slip a lot. I know what an worn clutch does is it slips a lot. When you are in 5th gear or so step on it all the way and it should start slipping.. again thats for worn clutches only
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Old 04-07-2007, 09:09 PM   #8
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Its not slipping at all, the only problem im having is the clutch feels like it tightened up. Dont know why, but ill take it to a transmission place to get it figured out.
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well let us know what they tell you or what they do
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I guarantee that if you take it to a tranny shop, they are going to tell you to replace the clutch.
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I'd take it to a car wash and wash the shit out of the under carriage!


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Ditto on the trans shop or dealer or well...you get the point.

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crawl under and look at the linkage and bellhousing, if it's all covered in mud then hose it off.
There shouldn't be mud inside the bell housing where the clutch is.
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Old 04-08-2007, 05:05 PM   #14
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I think i got rid of the clutch problem, i got up under there in the freezing cold with the power washer then took it for a long drive. Seems to be working fine now

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