I just bought a 89 YJ Safari Ed. and i have Never really worked on this type of engine so I don't know what kind of clutch it really has other than knowing that it doesn't have any pressure in it when i push it in. I have worked on old bmw's with clutch cables. Kinda feels like that but it just isn't getting any pressure and will not even try to go into gear.
They are hydraulic. There is a small master cylinder near brake booster. Some issues can be line , leaky fittings, bad slave cylinder or throw out bearing. None are fun to fix. Top off reservoir and pump clutch. Look for leaks. If full and no leaks then it's a clutch issue.
If you know anything about clutches and changing them, my suggestion is to Chang the clutch when you do the slave cylinder. The slave is the the throw out bearing so unless you know the clutch is fairly new, I'd change it as long as its torn down that far.
Just in case you didn't get the post above about the slave being the throwout bearing, round about 93 they changed from an internal slave/throwout bearing to an external slave with internal throwout bearing. So on the newer system, the slave can be changed without pulling the transmission. Yours is an internal slave and the transmission will have to come down to replace the slave. As long as you are doing all of that work, you would be well ahead of the game if the clutch is worn a good amount to change it out while the transmission is down. If there is still a lot of beef left on the clutch plate then, yah, just replacing the slave will work.
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not sure if its true but the guy i bought it from said that the clutch was replaced less then a year and a half ago.. and it had been sitting for a year/. I don't know if you guys saw that it had a bad brake line which i am not sure if that will effect the clutch due to it being hydro or not.
i haven't put in the slave new slave yet. I bought a used booster so i am waiting on that before i hook up a new brake slave and clutch slave. I am hoping to not have to go into the tranny and have to replace the clutch yet if possible.
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Alright, this is what I found out from my mechanic. He said the slave was bad, so it was replaced. He couldn't get the air out. Called his parts place and they sent him a new one because they believed it to be defective. New one comes and same thing! So now the parts place tells him they are all having problems with the slaves from the manufacturer. Now he has pulled my tranny twice. No extra charge because his supplier is going to pick up the labor. Now he did some calling around and it turns out there is an upgraded slave for our vehicles! They garuantee them to work because they test them first. The place is called AMS out of Missouri. So the new upgraded slave is on the way! My mechanic said it is not the clutch line! So if you replace the line and it still doesn't help you know its the slave! Like I said he did the research and decided on this AMS place over Carquest. Beware that if you buy from autozone, advance auto and such places they probably get there parts from the same place and those slaves will be bad or fail after a short time.
Alright, the jeep is finally done! My mechanic got the slave cylinder from AMS. Well he installed it and it didn't work! He called them and they said it had to be installed with their clutch kit. He told them he was never told that by them. They sent him a new slave and clutch kit free of charge for his inconvienence. Guess what!! It works! Got it back today! So, if you order from them make sure you order the kit! My mechanic was reimbursed for tranny time and everything! I paid the original quote from him on replacing the slave. That was 3 weeks ago and four tranny pulls!!! Wow!! So whoever reads this and has problems with bleeding the slave, its because of bad parts!
Hope this can help you out! This was an 88' Wrangler.
ok so this sounds like a real crappy issue now, I really hope i will not have to pull the damn tranny more than once. I will check out the AMC deal.. thanks for the tip, Big Question due to the 89 factor i have the Puego tranny so does that make a diffrence ?
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