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Old 11-05-2013, 05:32 PM   #1
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Clutch issue maybe?

03 Wrangler 4.0 five speed. On inclines after clutch has been used a few miles and engine is warm, getting started in first it shudders to get going. No bad noises, yes I'm giving it enough revs, in fact I think more is the problem. No other problems. Any ideas?

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Old 11-05-2013, 05:45 PM   #2
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03 Wrangler 4.0 five speed. On inclines after clutch has been used a few miles and engine is warm, getting started in first it shudders to get going. No bad noises, yes I'm giving it enough revs, in fact I think more is the problem. No other problems. Any ideas?
Check to see if you have a slip yoke on your rear driveshaft. get it greased up good. Most likely that is the issue.

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Old 11-05-2013, 08:06 PM   #3
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Check to see if you have a slip yoke on your rear driveshaft. get it greased up good. Most likely that is the issue.
Internet should provide more info on the location of this?
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:33 PM   #4
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You might also want to check your transfer case mount to see if it's separated.
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:40 AM   #5
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Maybe something helpful: if I'm coasting in gear, and I hit the throttle fast, it feels like I dropped the clutch. It's like I got a quick push/jolt from behind.
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I'd say that's normal in lower gears, dods it happen in 5th?
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:20 AM   #7
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I'd say that's normal in lower gears, dods it happen in 5th?
I mean one typically starts moving in first gear, I've never tried in 2-5
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:21 AM   #8
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Unless you mean the jolt, then I know it happens in 1-4 for sure, dunno 5.
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:24 AM   #9
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Check to see if you have a slip yoke on your rear driveshaft. get it greased up good. Most likely that is the issue.
I have a slip yoke, I see surface rust. How would I go about greasing that?
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:52 PM   #10
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Update: clutch needs replacement, PO overheated it at some point
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Update: clutch needs replacement, PO overheated it at some point
If it was seriously overheated, when you have the clutch out, check the surface condition and run out on the flywheel. You may need to replace that as well.
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Update: clutch needs replacement, PO overheated it at some point
How do you know it's overheated? A broken transmission mount will cause a feel like that when floored.

Also, I have a 99 TJ with 58k miles, my engine mounts, transmission mount are all in good shape, but I will occasional get this shudder you are talking about. In my case I think it's a tad bit of oil out the rear main seal that gets on the flywheel. Not a big deal because it isn't that bad and doesn't bother me that much.

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