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Old 06-21-2013, 04:27 PM   #1
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Earlier this morning i got in my jeep to take an hour drive away and first gear was pretty jumpy and not smooth so i drove it around town before i left to make sure it was ok and as it warmed up it got less and less jumpy and now the jump is gone. But it only happened in first and a little in second. Is this symptoms of a clutch going out? Its a 98 4.0 5spd

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Old 06-21-2013, 04:36 PM   #2
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Shut it off for an hour, then go for a drive. See if it cuts out again. Your issue sounds the same as mine.
If I "lug" the engine then floor the accelerator pedal, it comes out of it or let it warm up before driving.

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Old 06-21-2013, 04:42 PM   #3
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Mine does that only in 1st gear after a heavy rain. 2.5L, 5Spd.
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:53 PM   #4
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Mine does that only in 1st gear after a heavy rain. 2.5L, 5Spd.
it rained heavy last night...??? And after driving all day its improved a ton but still there just a tiny bit. But it wasmt like this at all yesterday. Very confused
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:04 PM   #5
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Mine does that only in 1st gear after a heavy rain. 2.5L, 5Spd.
Do you by chance park on a hill?? Because i did last night and usually dont
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Old 06-22-2013, 01:12 PM   #6
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It happens when something gets between the clutch and flywheel. Typically, rain, or oil from a RMS leak. Once you dry it off, or burn it off, it works fine.

Hopefully that answered your question.
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Old 06-22-2013, 01:20 PM   #7
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Mine does that to when it rains or when I let it idle befor shutting it off with the back of the jeep down hill but I have a Leaky valve cover I think this is my problem I just ignore it
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Ya i usually park on flat surface but parked on hill with butt at the bottom of hill and it rained hard and i got the jump. Crazy
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Ya i usually park on flat surface but parked on hill with butt at the bottom of hill and it rained hard and i got the jump. Crazy
Well, you might have a valve cover leak also, and the oil dripped onto your clutch because of the hill incline.
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Do you by chance park on a hill?? Because i did last night and usually dont
Where I park is flat as a board.

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