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Old 09-20-2010, 02:49 PM   #1
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Clutch "adjustment"

I know that the hydraulic clutch on my '91 YJ does not have an "adjustment" point, but does the amount of fluid affect the engagement/disengagement? I just had a new clutch and release bearing installed and whereas the clutch was really nice before, now it is quite different. All of the engagement/disengagement now occurs a few inches from the floor.

Any thoughts from the Jeep gurus would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 09-20-2010, 03:57 PM   #2
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hmmm... a new clutch should be an inch or two from the top. Wondering if there is any air in the fluid. With the engine off, take the cap off and pump the clutch a handful of times. Look back under the hood at the fluid, did it go down at all? Does it have bubles in it? If so, keep doing this for a few times. Pump it, add fluid. pump it, add fluid. Hopefully its just some air in the lines. Otherwise, I would talk to the person who put it in and ask if there is a way to adjust when the pedal grabs.

Someone here will probably know more for you. I just know that you are right, the pedal engagement should be back up top.

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no need to have anyone pump a clutch to bleed it... you should have a bleeder atatchment near the slave cylinder, you just loosen it (and use a short piece of tubing on it if you want to keep things clean) and let gravity drain it while keeping an eye on the master cylinder to ensure it doesn't go empty.

It's a short single line system, and normally gravity will do all the work for you.

DON'T reuse the fluid.
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Old 09-22-2010, 11:20 PM   #4
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must have air in line use a air power bleeder pick on up at harbor freight about 18 bucks
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