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Old 02-14-2009, 09:46 AM   #1
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Clutch depressed but wont engage (Slave cylinder)

Hello,
My Jeep has not been drive in over two weeks. It's been storming and the weather has been pretty cold.

This morning, my Jeep lunged at the start so I put in in neutral.

I started in neutral, and it wont engage in 1st or 2nd or any gear. When I try to engage it, it rolls forward a little but doesn't come close to engaging.

Is my slave cylinder bad? Is it easy to replace? O yea, could it just be really cold and because I haven't driven for awhile, it needs to be bled?

Thanks in advance !!!!

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Old 02-14-2009, 04:00 PM   #2
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Hey ok... So sounds like it needs to bleed... there is a bleed screw at the bottom but on my 03 it has the threads but it closed so no screw is needed. I drilled mine out and put a screw in it. But I know that there has to be an easier way to fix this. I found some info on this a while back from someone I will see if I can track it down for you.

Is it easier or really hard to push the clutch pedal to the floor?

Zach S.

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Old 02-14-2009, 04:56 PM   #3
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before you do that was the pedal hard to move? IE like frozen in place? IF so start your jeep up and let it run for a good 20 mins without moving it. Then see if it wants to work better.
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Old 02-14-2009, 05:18 PM   #4
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YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!!! But, I solved it before checking your posts. Actually, it didn't need bleeding, nor was my slave bad; the reservoir for the hydraulic clutch (is this correct?) was low.

It's very weird, I only put in like a quarter to half cup of DOT 3 brake fluid and sealed the cap. Then I have the clutched like 3 to 4 pumps, and I started her up, then PRESTO MAGNIFICO!!!!!!!!!! I drove my Jeep aimlessly for an hour; YAYA!!! YAAAAAYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I love my Jeep. It's not too complicated where I feel like an idiot and have to go the dealer. I'm glad the Jeep is (sorta) simple enough, well some things nonetheless, where I could kinda do my own wrenching from time to time.

YAY FOR MY JEEP!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-14-2009, 05:32 PM   #5
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You said it your and idiot lol! Glad you figured it out btw i should go check mine I am an idiot to for not checking that after last weekend oops!
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