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Old 01-05-2014, 08:33 PM   #1
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What kind of clutch should i get

Yesterday my clutch took a dump while doing some winter wheeling. So I stared to look up some high performance clutches that would last me a long time (not that I'm a bad driver). But all I can really find are race clutches. I was wondering if anyone could tell me what clutch I should look into getting.

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Old 01-05-2014, 09:33 PM   #2
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I don't believe you need a high performance clutch just another LuK or Sachs

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LUK Clutch 1994-1995, 1997-2006 Jeep Wrangler Clutch Kit - LUK 05-065 - - PartsGeek.com for a 4.0L. They also carry them for the 2.5L for about $75
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Funny note at end it says" note this clutch may not be used on 1996 wranglers". Well since they never produced a 1996 wrangler I guess that is true but kind of unnecessary to say.
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Luk, they are capable of making it past 200k miles even with some abuse. Especially avoid high-dollar clutches like from Centerforce, they are over double the cost of a Luk without added benefit. Their only benefit is for high-revving high-HP engines where they lock up tighter at extremely high racing type RPMs.
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:32 AM   #7
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Thanks for the information! Now time to buy one and install it!
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Old 01-12-2014, 09:58 PM   #8
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Okay so I've been looking around and I found that amazon carries the LuK clutch kits. But the first three on the page are all different prices but in the discription they all seem like the same kit. Sorry for the ignorance if there is something simple that I am missing. If someone could point out the one that I'm looking for that would be awesome. All I know is I do not think they comes with the slave and master cylinders so I will have to get those separate. As long as it has the clutch, throw out plate and disk Is all I want. And I'm going through amazon other than the partsgeek.com bc I can save money on gas If I get amazon cards from my grocery store.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/search?r...ge=1&ref=is_s_
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Luk's 05-065 clutch model is the right model to get if you have the 4.0L engine. Prices for that kit can vary wildly, that's normal.

This is what it comes with... http://catalog.schaeffler-aftermarke...03&engine=4.0L

And no, you should not need a flywheel, don't let them talk you into one.

Also, the TJ's flywheel is NOT supposed to be machined or resurfaced during a normal clutch replacement job, don't let them talk you into that either. No matter if they say they "machine all flywheels", don't let them. The Jeep Factory Service Manual is very specific on its warning not to machine or otherwise resurface the flywheel. At the most, if any glazing is present on the flywheel's surface, sand it off with a mild emory cloth or sandpaper.
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Old 01-12-2014, 10:06 PM   #10
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Just look at the model number. Amazon sells stuff on amazon as well as anyone that wants too. I just ordered my luk on amazon from amazon. Many sellers though. Click more buying options and they are listed from cheapest including shipping. I could theoretically list my clutch on amazon for $2000 dollars when I paid $96 for it. If some one buys it cool ship it off. I have used amazon for a long time. Best way to shop when I was in Alaska. So just understand their are tons of sellers one of the clutches in your link was a totally different model number. Order the right model number and your set. I have hundreds of orders through amazon with random folks. 0 bad experiences.
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Also, the TJ's flywheel is NOT supposed to be machined or resurfaced during a normal clutch replacement job, don't let them talk you into that
Exactly. I had my clutch repaired by a stealership. Was moving living in an extended stay not much choice. They did the machine thing charged me 45 bucks and here I am 5 months later doing the job again. A holes it really is machined lol. Their work fails so fast the clutch and flywheel look like new. The FSM said rub it with Emory cloth. They don't follow that much at all there. Anyway good luck.
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I've gathered enough pieces to start my 5 speed conversion (sorry Jerry I know how you like the torqueflite) but I will need flywheel. Is the one that comes with the LUK clutch set OK for $149?
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Hey jerry I have another question. I'm in the process of dropping the transmission an there is a what seems like a reversed torques bit nut it's a six point on the top passenger side of the trans. I can feel it but I can't reach it with any tools. How would you suggest I take it out.
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Old 01-16-2014, 08:22 PM   #14
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You can pickup a decent set of external torx sockets from local auto parts (Advance Auto Parts) for around $30. Trust me its worth it. The last thing you need is a stripped bolt head in the worst location on your Jeep. Ask me how I know lol. I spent hours with a Dremel Flexshaft and a cutoff wheel correcting my mistake.
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Hey jerry I have another question. I'm in the process of dropping the transmission an there is a what seems like a reversed torques bit nut it's a six point on the top passenger side of the trans. I can feel it but I can't reach it with any tools. How would you suggest I take it out.
It's an e-12 external torx. There are 2 up there they mirror each other one drivers side the other passenger. I bought the bit at sears. The drivers side one also has the t case vent tube hooked to it the passenger has a wiring holder I think ( I found one and put it back. Stealership stole my passenger bolt.) the external torx bit fits on a 3/8 drive ratchet. It's a socket basically. I bought a set for 20 bucks.
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Hey jerry I have another question. I'm in the process of dropping the transmission an there is a what seems like a reversed torques bit nut it's a six point on the top passenger side of the trans. I can feel it but I can't reach it with any tools. How would you suggest I take it out.
E-12 external torx socket, long extensions, and universal joint.
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Sorry I know I'm not Jerry don't mean to step on toes but I hate to think ANYONE would go thru what I did getting those top two out. E12 I think is the one you need.

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Sorry I know I'm not Jerry don't mean to step on toes but I hate to think ANYONE would go thru what I did getting those top two out. E12 I think is the one you need.
Those are the same ones in your pic I got at Sears (advice of Water Dog above very helpful) made in America high quality sockets. I was impressed.
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Old 01-16-2014, 08:37 PM   #19
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Thank you everyone I'll have to go to the store tomorrow and buy a set.
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Yep E-12 at the top of the transmission, E-10 at the top of the transfer case.

In an emergency, some have gotten the E-12 bolts out using a 12-pt. 10mm socket but an E-12 is the correct tool.

Places like NAPA sell them individually, that's how I'd go since so far as I know, the TJ only has those two sizes anywhere on it. A complete set of them would provide a lot of extra unused e-torx bits that wouldn't fit anything else on the TJ.
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Here are some pics of the pressure plate, inside the trans, and the clutch disk...
And what grit sand paper should I use for the flywheel? Hopefully that will be the last of my questions and it will be running by tomorrow night!
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Emory cloth. A very fine grit paper called Emory cloth.
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I just finished this job as a first timer with awesome results. Feel free to pm any questions. You think might be stupid. Water dog helped me. A ton.
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Wow that plate is jacked. Mine was the thorough out bearing
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Wow that plate is jacked. Mine was the thorough out bearing
Thanks majnoon! And yeah it's pretty FUBARed lol...
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Does anyone know if the LUK clutch kit comes with a cast or plastic molded throw-out bearing?

Cast aluminum that is
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Does anyone know if the LUK clutch kit comes with a cast or plastic molded throw-out bearing? Cast aluminum that is
Here ya go brother.

New LuK bearing and carrier.
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Old 01-19-2014, 07:42 PM   #28
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Thanks so much that's exactly what I needed Majnoon! I'm definitely ordering one now. Just got finished installing a high dollar performance clutch in my Buddy's TJ and the plastic bearing ear didn't last a month before breaking off (while he was three states away)
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Thanks so much that's exactly what I needed
No problem. Got it for 98 bucks on amazon free shipping. One second ill edit a link in.

Price went up its 107 now.

LuK 05-065 Clutch Kit
http://amzn.com/B000CICYZ4
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Thanks. I believe the link you sent is for a 4.0 and I got the mighty 2.5 but I can find it from there. Gonna get a LUK flywheel too I think.

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