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Old 05-13-2009, 01:12 PM   #1
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Need some clutch advise..

Guys and Gals,

I have been researching this and many other forums including the web and I am at an loss here..

Ok, I have read a few issues on hydraulic clutches and none are having the problems I am..

Basically, when I drive the Jeep in heavy traffic or over long stretches, the very last inch or so of the clutch pedal gets spongy.. Not like it isn't operating effectively, just that it feels like it hangs-up on something. Also, if I turn off the engine the "Catch" or "Sponginess" goes away.. Like I said, it only does this after I have driven in traffic or long trips.. I spoke with 4wheel parts and they suggested bleeding the system.. They said that what is causing this is that the fluid is heating-up or boiling if you will..

Anyway, the gears feel fine and it shifts just fine, but still cause for concern..

Has anyone experienced this? Will bleeding the clutch fluid help? If so, should I do the bleeding myself, or have it done by a pro?

Thanks in advance here as I am just about to lose-it over this...

Timber.

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Old 05-13-2009, 04:24 PM   #2
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C'mon guys; hasn't anyone had experience with this???? Please....

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Old 05-13-2009, 04:39 PM   #3
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I agreewith what u have been told already. It is possible. If u can bleed your brakes u could probably bleed your clutch. If not have them do it.
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Old 05-15-2009, 04:41 PM   #4
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Clutch Issues... Updated

Ok.. So, I had to have some small recall work done yesterday on the Jeep. I decided that I would have a mechanic take it out for a test drive and see if he has any opinions on the clutch.. He said nothing was acting out of the ordinary albeit he did notice the tiny bit of "drag" at the end of the clutch pedal.. He said if it is anything, it would probably be the Slave cylinder.. Now, the FSM states that this is a complete replacement as the "hydraulic clutch linkage." This consists of the Master Cylinder, Slave Cylinder, and the lines..

Hoe easy is this to do yourself? Not mechanic here guys, should i have it done by the pros?

I would definitely like to replace this as to not put further strain on the clutch..

Thanks in advance..
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Old 05-15-2009, 05:05 PM   #5
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if you have not done it i would get a friend who has or pay someone else to do it. not hard if you have done it befor or are at least able to some heavy line mechanics or you got lots light line exp good luck
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