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Old 06-01-2010, 04:09 PM   #1
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Clutch Pedal Sensitive

alrigh t- its my 95', 6cyl...

when i put it into gear, its kind of hard, and grinds a little.. but if i pump the clutch - it will go in gear fine...

just letting out the clutch as soon as it leaves the floor, i am going forward, and the clutch is fully out 2 inches off the ground - very sensitive..

tried to bleed the system, but i was by myself so i had to pump it until it sounded like a solid stream ( about 1/3 of a large thing of break fluid) and just pumped slow until i thought it was a solid stream, but i kept hearing a hiss when i would go a little fast, thought that might be just because i was going fast - could be air...but

after that i got a cinderblock, pinned it to the clutch pedal and tightened the allen on top.. then topped off the fluid and capped it...

not sure if that was the right way to go about it - but it seemed to have helped 0...

none

so... looking for help before i turn it in to "the man" - some auto shop...

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Old 06-01-2010, 04:10 PM   #2
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Old 06-01-2010, 05:50 PM   #3
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It sure sounds like the clutch. Bleeding by yourself is damn near impossible unless you have a power bleeder....or put a long piece of hose on the bleeder and into a jar of brake fluid, that way when you let off on the pedal is will only suck back fluid and not air. When you pump the pedal do it slowly and make sure the reservoir is always full.
Get a buddy to help, its easier.
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Old 06-01-2010, 06:54 PM   #4
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So you think I am doing the right thing though ? Or does it sound more mechanical ?
I'll have my girlfriend help me later. Thanks again guys.

Also should I have a hose from the bleeder, I just let it drain. Is that bad??

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Old 06-01-2010, 07:48 PM   #5
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It should have an external slave cylinder. It's held on by two nuts.
1 Remove the cap from the master.
2 Remove the slave cylinder. The piston is spring loaded.
3 Push the piston all the way in.
4 With it in verify the master is full of fluid.
5 Allow the piston/rod extend all the way.
6 Then with the hose connection pointing upward, Push the piston all the way in.
7 Allow it to extend all the way again and repeat 5 and 6 a few times.
8 Re install the slave cylinder from the pushed in position and see how it feels.

I just replaced my master/slave and it didn't have a bleeder screw. After doing this my clutch is great now.
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Old 06-01-2010, 09:31 PM   #6
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Sweet I will do that man. Naught this jeep for half the askin price because he thought the clutch needed to be replaced. By I thought it was just a fluid issue. Great!!

I'll let you know how it goes.

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Old 06-04-2010, 10:55 PM   #7
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alright guys - did the slave bleed ( the piston)- didn't touch the bleed screw, but seen bubbbles in the master - and had my girl pump the pedal until she couldn't pump any more - and then did the piston pump until i couldnt anymore -

turns out that was the trick!!

but once and a while now.. it acts like it did before... just got to pump the clutch and it goes back to normal..

what does that mean -

bad slave cylinder?

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If it works fine most of the time but not always, I'd say either the master, slave or both have a problem. I would consider replacing them.
How many miles are on it? Are you sure it doesn't need a new clutch?
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Old 06-05-2010, 11:50 AM   #9
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its at 156,000...

to my understanding, the clutch is good because when engaged, theres no slipping, and actually grabs pretty good...

im just going to bleed it again and make sure the bleeder valve is on good i think - but i will probably replace the slave first - and see what we got there... any other suggestions?

thanks snuffy and everyone for the support

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I'm not 100% sure if this works as I've never tried it, but I've heard there's an easier way to bleed it. Open the clutch resovoir under the hood (where the hydraulic fluid is) and leave it off over night with the hood up. The air bubbles will work there way up and out. Again, not sure if this really works but I've heard from a few people that it does.

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