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Old 11-20-2009, 02:28 PM   #1
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Clutch problem?

I was driving yesterday, drove a total of around 70 miles. Everything was fine up until I was about 3 minutes from home, when my clutch just stopped working. Straight to the floor, wouldn't disengage the gears. Could put it to the floor and still accelerate. Tried pumping it, didn't work. I got home by matching revs to shift instead of clutch, and never actually stopping. Got home, turned off the vehicle, went through the gears without clutch, then with clutch, which felt back to normal when off. Turned it on- and it worked. Reversed, 1st gear, anything I wanted. Drove it again today, no problems. I'm just curious what caused it...and if it's going to be a recurring problem I need to look into. It was raining, if that helps anything. I replaced the starter awhile ago with a bosch OEM replacement, which was for some reason slightly smaller than the original- It left a gap under it leading into the clutch housing. However, I sealed that with hi-temp liquid gasket. I asked a friend who is on their third jeep (a 2000 TJ) and has never owned an auto in their life, and they haven't a clue either. Posted on JP while this site was down last night...no response there, though 50 views. Anyone got any ideas? Thanks for your help in advance.

Edit: Also, I have to say that my clutch master cylinder DOES leak, but very slowly. Checked the fluid today, still at the same level that I topped it off to three weeks ago.

Edit again: Oh yeah. It's a 94 2.5L 5 speed.

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Old 11-20-2009, 08:32 PM   #2
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That`s what it is though,, your slave cylinder.

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Old 11-20-2009, 10:13 PM   #3
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Cock. On the bright side it is an external slave cylinder, so I don't have to take apart the transmission to do it. I just don't have the $126 for it at the moment. But for now, it's working. Till it doesn't...I'll leave it be.
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Old 12-10-2009, 10:01 PM   #4
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Sounds to me like the push rod for the master cylinder came out and then happened to go back in place.
Get up under the dash and see if that looks like what could of happened.
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Old 12-11-2009, 11:38 AM   #5
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Okay, I will look at that asap. Since then it hasn't really given me any problems, but I know I do need to replace the clutch system eventually. It usually gives me a little trouble with having to pump the clutch a LOT before it will go into gear when starting cold, but the last few days, which have been the coldest yet, it's been fine. I'm just hoping it will last until I can comfortably fit it in to budget and time.
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