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Old 09-13-2010, 09:47 AM   #1
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Ok I have a 00 tj. I had it out last week doing trails I notice my clutch is just about all the way out. So I know I need to replace it but its hydrolic so idk if you. Adjust it

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Ok I have a 00 tj. I had it out last week doing trails I notice my clutch is just about all the way out. So I know I need to replace it but its hydrolic so idk if you. Adjust it
some clutch models have a adjustable rod on the slave 99% don't, i have only seen toyota use this type of rod ,but everyone one this site will tell you " oh these cluthes will last 2 billion miles" ,not so, as i have posted before a clutch lasts only 74,000 miles you mite get more . but usually 74,000 miles and anyone who disagree's go yourself ! try bleeding it first to see if your slave has a problem.

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The TJ's hydraulically actuated clutch is not adjustable. How many miles are on yours?

The OE clutch (manufactured by Luk) can usually easily achieve over 200K miles or at least very close to that before it needs to be changed. I changed mine at 166K miles out of caution before doing a very tough rock crawling trail but once I got it out, it was not even close to having been worn out... it would have easily lasted past 200K miles and it had a LOT of abuse on it including literally (!) smoking it many times.

The below pic caught my last Jeep while the clutch was smoking on a trail called Doran Canyon in SOCAL, near Calico Ghost Town.
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Well I have 75000 miles and I was doing rock climbing trail with it last week and that's when I notice it was worn. Its not slipping yet but I just don't want to be somewhere and have it slip or go out. So my next ? Is wat kind should I put in other than the oe clutch
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Pretty much all I do offroad is rock crawling. That above pic shows it smoking with around 120K miles on the clutch and as mentioned already, it was still in excellent condition at 166K miles when I changed it thinking it might have been getting near the end of its life. It turns out that it still had plenty of life on it and as mentioned, it could have easily made it to 200K miles based on how much material was left on it when I got it out. That was the OE clutch made by Luk.

There is no better longer-lasting clutch than the OE clutch which is made for Jeep by Luk. I seriously doubt that at 75K miles that your clutch is even close to needing to be replaced. You may have a hydraulic linkage problem but that isn't the same as a worn out clutch.
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I'm just going by the clutch pedal I mean I'm only maybe 2 inches in when it catches
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If the clutch isn't slipping, the clutch is ok. That the clutch pedal is engaging the clutch at a higher point than you think it should be is either normal or perhaps the hydraulic system has a problem.
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That was the OE clutch made by Luk.

There is no better longer-lasting clutch than the OE clutch which is made for Jeep by Luk.
When replacing the clutch, it sounds like OEM Luc is the way to, no need to buy into the hype of heavy duty Kevlar, kryptonite fused clutch discs? Is that a good assumption? What about the OEM pressure plate, etc. Is it best just to stick with OEM replacements?
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Luk's clutch kit for $150-160 comes with everything needed... clutch disk, pressure plate, throwout bearing, pilot bearing, and pilot shaft... the same components installed by the factory. Dial-A-Clutch - Your LuK Clutch Kit Specialist

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