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Old 12-30-2010, 03:34 PM
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88 Wrangler Possible Clutch Problem???

Have a 88 Wrangler with inline 6. Alot of times going down the road when I start up inclines especially long inclines I seem to feel what seems to be slipping in 5th and sometimes 4th gear. This morning when I came out and got in the jeep, when I took off and got to 4th gear it seem to slip or skip some more. It finally smoothed out but then later in the ride started somewhat again. I guess i'm wondering if this could be something as simple as a tune up on the motor...i.e. plug wires, plugs, rotor button, cap...etc. or could it be like the slave cylinder or am I looking at probably having to replace the clutch? If so what needs to be done while in there? And possible cost to have the clutch replaced?
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:14 PM   #2
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Sounds like a clutch to me, how many miles on the clutch? How is the clutch peddle? any binding or sticking, where in relation to the throw does it engage?

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Old 12-30-2010, 05:38 PM   #3
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If you have slippage in gear it is probably the clutch assy. Or you have an oil leak and oil has gotten on the clutch disc.
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There's 157000 miles on the vehicle but not sure if all those are on the clutch. I have owned the jeep for about 3 months. The clutch seems to engage about 1/4 to 1/2 way out from the floor. I don't have any grinding issues when I go into each gear. The slave cylinder, at least the one out under the hood on the firewall seems to be working properly, it's full of fluid as far as I know.....What does it generally cost to pay someone to change out the clutch?? or is it something I could do...I have a jeep manual like a haynes on it....I would have to borrow a jack for the tranny...I have done some work on engines before just never tore into a tranny or clutch assemble..
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