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Old 07-01-2012, 02:35 PM   #1
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Clutch Pedal

My clutch pedal just recently stopped working. Now it doesn't seem to have any tension holding it up and the pedal can swing freely. Any ideas?

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Old 07-01-2012, 02:38 PM   #2
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sounds like your master cylinder for clutch has gone out.

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Old 07-01-2012, 02:40 PM   #3
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Okay ill have to try to get it checked out. Would that be an expensive thing to fix?
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Old 07-01-2012, 02:44 PM   #4
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no its not really expensive to replace, about a 40 dollar part from your local parts dealer.
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Old 07-01-2012, 02:45 PM   #5
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That helps thanks man
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Old 07-01-2012, 02:48 PM   #6
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not a problem, let me know if that solves your clutch if not, we will go at it from there.
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Old 07-01-2012, 02:52 PM   #7
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I would highly recommend getting a master/slave kit. Replacing one and not the other is going to end up with you having to crawl under your Jeep and bleed your hydraulics again.
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Old 07-01-2012, 02:55 PM   #8
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When I got the Jeep back in October of last year we had the master bled. But nothing was done with the slave. So could that have possibly caused this problem?
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I would highly recommend getting a master/slave kit. Replacing one and not the other is going to end up with you having to crawl under your Jeep and bleed your hydraulics again.
true, i forgot to mention the slave cylinder. that part is about 52 dollars from your local parts dealer.
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Old 07-01-2012, 02:56 PM   #10
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When I got the Jeep back in October of last year we had the master bled. But nothing was done with the slave. So could that have possibly caused this problem?
Yes. What does your fluid level look like?
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Old 07-01-2012, 02:58 PM   #11
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Couldn't tell you offhand cause I'm not too familiar with this kinda thing. We took it to a mechanic to do it.
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Old 07-01-2012, 03:04 PM   #12
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Open the cap on the master. It should be full of clean fluid. If its low or black you have failing components.
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Old 07-01-2012, 03:10 PM   #13
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I'll look at it the next chance I get. Thanks
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Old 07-01-2012, 06:03 PM   #14
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You can buy the master and slave together pre filled for about $100 on rockauto.
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I checked and the fluid is pretty clean
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:49 AM   #16
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How was the level?
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:19 PM   #17
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Close to full
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Sounds like your master. If you pump the pedal for a few minutes does it build pressure?
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if you need to drive it you can just do what I do and power shift . I never shift with my clutch
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if you need to drive it you can just do what I do and power shift . I never shift with my clutch
Powershifting works great, but how do you get into first without the clutch?
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Sounds like your master. If you pump the pedal for a few minutes does it build pressure?
Only a little pressure when the pedal is almost all the way to the floor.
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I would highly recommend getting a master/slave kit. Replacing one and not the other is going to end up with you having to crawl under your Jeep and bleed your hydraulics again.
The slave cylinder on my Jeep was replaced just before I got it. Ive noticed some looseness in the pedal, and last fall I definitely had some trouble with shifting into first. i ended up powershifting a couple days before i just ghetto bled the lines (opened the cap and pumped the clutch). this kinda helped, but you think i should replace my master cylinder too?
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:20 PM   #23
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The slave cylinder on my Jeep was replaced just before I got it. Ive noticed some looseness in the pedal, and last fall I definitely had some trouble with shifting into first. i ended up powershifting a couple days before i just ghetto bled the lines (opened the cap and pumped the clutch). this kinda helped, but you think i should replace my master cylinder too?
Well before mine broke I would have trouble going from first to second and reverse was also a problem. Could the master/slave being messed up be related to this?
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:25 PM   #24
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Well its all fixed. The guy replaced both the master and slave. But I'm still having problems with going into reverse.

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