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Old 06-16-2014, 09:28 AM   #1
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Suspect need clutch replacement

Daughters 2001 TJ's clutch has failed. I noticed some time ago, that the clutch had a little chatter, but wasn't surprised with 121K on the odo. Now, the clutch pedal has no resistance upon pushing it in. Obvious the clutch is not working at all.

I checked the hydraulic reservoir to find it full of brake fluid, so don't think that is the problem. Daughter said the clutch pedal was acting strange the last week or so.

Suspect the clutch is toast. Any thoughts?? What is a reasonable or typical replacement cost for repair at an independent garage??

Thanks for advise.
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Not sure what a shop would get for labor, but I can tell you that it would be about a 6 to 7 hour job, and that if you were just buying the parts, they would run you a little over $100. If you decide to take it to a shop, ask them to install a LUK (brand) clutch.

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Old 06-16-2014, 09:55 AM   #3
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Dennis,
Thanks for advise on LUK clutch. I will ask for that.
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Not sure what a shop would get for labor, but I can tell you that it would be about a 6 to 7 hour job, and that if you were just buying the parts, they would run you a little over $100. If you decide to take it to a shop, ask them to install a LUK (brand) clutch.
Dose it really take that long ? I have not done one on a tj in about 4 years but I don't remember it taking more the 2-3 hours with help from a buddy.

I agree luk is a good brand but if you end up doing it yourself I would go with a duralast Because of the lifetime warranty, and they stand behind it very well! Good luck and make sure they/you get a master clutch kit , and it's a good idea to get the flywheel resurfaced wile your at it!
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Dose it really take that long ? I have not done one on a tj in about 4 years but I don't remember it taking more the 2-3 hours with help from a buddy.

I agree luk is a good brand but if you end up doing it yourself I would go with a duralast Because of the lifetime warranty, and they stand behind it very well! Good luck and make sure they/you get a master clutch kit , and it's a good idea to get the flywheel resurfaced wile your at it!
DO NOT get the flywheel resurfaced. TJ flywheels are slightly rounded.
If you get it resurfaced it will take the round out.
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Dose it really take that long ? I have not done one on a tj in about 4 years but I don't remember it taking more the 2-3 hours with help from a buddy.

I agree luk is a good brand but if you end up doing it yourself I would go with a duralast Because of the lifetime warranty, and they stand behind it very well! Good luck and make sure they/you get a master clutch kit , and it's a good idea to get the flywheel resurfaced wile your at it!
DO NOT let them resurface the flywheel. TJ flywheels have a slight contour that machining gets rid of. If the flywheel is not warped or heat checked, it just needs a clean up from a little emery cloth, if it is warped or heat checked, it will need to be replaced. Forget about the lifetime warranty and go with a LUK clutch. They will easily outlast your TJ. I have changed several clutches in Wranglers, and with help, I can do one in about 5 hours with air tools. The shop flat rate manual is going to give a shop more time.
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Thanks for the advise. I appreciate that ..............Larry

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