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Old 12-15-2012, 11:39 PM   #1
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94' YJ Clutch questions.

It seems i have a grabby clutch, mixed with a junk master cylinder. My pedal flops about an inch. I have no visible clutch fluid anywhere, so i its not a leak. And it doesn't slip at all either, so i'm positive its not a leak. From past experience with my old lifted 85 F250 its definitely the master cylinder.

It sometimes doesn't go into reverse unless i roll it forwards, and shifting in first and up is hard and i can hear some synchros. Down shifting is next to impossible unless i'm trying to rev match the shit out of it, or when downshifting is not necessary.

Like I said my biggest guess is the clutch not disengaging all the way due to the master cylinder leaking internally past the Primary cup.

Now...with all that aside. I'm hoping it is only the Master Cylinder that is causing it to seem grabby when i let the clutch out.

Sometimes when I let the clutch out, it grabbs like i dumped it. I went through a Automotive Repair book I got from UTI and its saying that I should replace the clutch if its grabbing.

NOW...my question from all of this is.....What do you all recommend as a good replacement clutch? Napa Brand?

Here is the clutch i'm looking at getting if need be... NAPA AUTO PARTS

Any experience with this clutch? Is it worth buying this one, or do you have a prefered clutch brand?

Any info or insight will be appreciated
Thanks in Advance.
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:07 PM   #2
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I like NAPA parts.
A clutch will be grabbing if it gets oil on it, like from a leaking main seal.
Change the Master and see what you have then.

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Old 12-16-2012, 03:13 PM   #3
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You can get the clutch and the master/slave as one from RockAuto Auto Parts

I plan on doing my clutch this spring with a sachs. Perfection from advance Is a good replacement too.
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:24 PM   #4
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Climbed under it just now, I don't see any fluid leaking anywhere. And the little bit of fluid that is in the reservoir is ugly black. So I think ill start with new fluid and bleed the system.

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I also found some fluid between the oil pan and the bell housing.

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I don't see fluid leaking from the bellhousing, so I think its a rear main seal. If the slave was leaking from the inside, it would drip from the bellhousing right?
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:09 PM   #5
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Sounds like the same issue I was having. I didnt really noticed any leaking until after i pulled the master cylinder. New clutch master cylinder fixed it right up.

Id replace that before I dumped money into a new clutch. If you do decide to replace the clutch, I hear good things about the Luk clutches.
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:13 PM   #6
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Just replaced the same parts on my 94 a couple months ago. Got a Sachs clutch kit ( had a Chrysler OEM part # on the box!) and a Dorman master/slave kit and a new flywheel for about half what it costs locally. Mine had the same symptoms shifting, but no leaks. Anyway, parts took less that a week, were excellent quality and a great price. And last, but actually the greatest was when my 14 yo son asked to do the work, if I would talk/help him through it. I think he is hooked and wants his own YJ.
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:29 PM   #7
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Have a link for the kit?
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:04 PM   #8
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Rock Auto has all that for cheaper then the parts store and there is a discount code too
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I don't have the part numbers in front of me, but they are super easy to look up. It gives you several choices of brand and various price points. I usually try tonstick with a name brand or one recommended on this forum. The address is www.rockauto.com.
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:01 AM   #10
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Well, stopped at Napa today before work n picked up some brake fluid and topped off my icky black clucth fluid. And something so simple made a MAJOR difference. I still have to pump it sometimes to get it In first. So today, I'm gonna flush n bleed the clucth system. I'm betting this will remove any problems I'm having. I'm just hoping the PO didn't drive It too long like this.

I do fear the synchros in 3rd are gone. She bites pretty nasty on a downshift. And a little bit on an up shift. Will know more when I bleed the system.

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