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Old 04-07-2010, 11:18 PM   #1
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Question Jeep will no longer shift????

I have a 1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara, 4.0L, six cylinders. I just changed out the slave cylinder, and tried bleeding it after I installed the new one. Absolutely no fluid is coming out. Even if there is a lot of air in the slave, shouldn't some liquid come out? I was thinking there may be an issue with the clutch master cylinder... maybe something is clogged up, or that could be the reasoning the slave isn't getting enough pressure to get out all the air? I'll be replacing the master cylinder some time soon just to be sure.

This may help: When I turn on my Jeep, it can't shift well at all. When it's off, it shifts just fine..... ??????

ANY help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 04-07-2010, 11:20 PM   #2
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How did you bleed the clutch?

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Old 04-07-2010, 11:24 PM   #3
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I was doing it through the slave... that hexagonal shaped valve...... ???
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Old 04-07-2010, 11:26 PM   #4
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Did you have someone pumping the clutch pedal and holding it down before you opened up the slave port and then closed the slave before they released the pedal?

Sorry not trying to be a smartass bud...but some ppl don't know how to correctly bleed a clutch.

If no fluid is in the slave for pressure to be applied through the line to the slave is will not disingage the clutch.
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Old 04-07-2010, 11:29 PM   #5
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No, it's totally fine. And I'm a girl too... so... I definitely can see where you're coming from with this. Yes. I had my buddy come over, and I did the clutch while he did the bleeding. He works on cars for a living, and he even said that if the slave was full of air, it should have eventually taken out all the air as many times as we pumped the clutch.
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another simple thing that comes to mind...is the line correctly attached to the slave. If it isn't sealed good to the slave can cause that issue.

Other than that....the master cylinder is $36 at most auto stores.

Recheck ALL the connections for the lines for the clutch...hydro lines. and the linkage for the pedal assembly.
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:19 AM   #7
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I replaced the master cyl on my Dodge Dakota last year. I know not exactly the same, but I was told that Chrysler replaces master cyl and slave together (pre-bled) because they are hard to bleed. My local transmission shop said that he has had to bench bleed the master cyl/slave in a bucket of fluid so that it is "underwater".
I had an awful time getting it bled. I bled it daily for about 2 weeks. Every time more air came out and the pedal improved until finally it was right. The worst part was listening to my wife complain when I made her come downstairs to pump the pedal.
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Old 01-01-2011, 03:49 PM   #8
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I have a 94 wrangler and i have the same shifting problem. i heard that you cant bleed a slave cylinder on a 94 and 95. is that true?

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