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Old 08-23-2007, 08:26 PM   #1
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Clutch troubleshooting help

'94 wrangler sport, 4.0 engine, manual transmission.
Haven't tried in anything but 2wd.

My clutch pedal seems to not have any pressure until the last inch or so before the firewall. When I turn my jeep on, I have to take it out of gear first, otherwise the clutch won't disengage and the motor gets bogged down. Once it is started, I can't put it into gear without grinding the $*&^ out of it. I checked my clutch fluid level and it looks full. Liquid is clear yellowish color.
I'm afraid that I might have to replace it but want to make sure, any ideas?

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Old 08-23-2007, 08:36 PM   #2
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pressure plate going?

'94 YJ H.O.
Inline-6, 5 speed
3.5 in. lift
upgraded header/exhaust
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Old 08-23-2007, 08:43 PM   #3
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I managed to get it to disengage, but only at the last 1-2". I'm thinking I'll have to replace the clutch. Without pulling it apart I can't really tell if it's the pressure plate or not.
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Old 08-24-2007, 05:27 PM   #4
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is it a hydrulic clutch if so you might have gotten air in the system some where. a line may have a pin hole or something to the sort.
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Old 08-27-2007, 03:17 AM   #5
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Yeah it's hydrolic. I found the valve to bleed the line on the slave cylinder, unfortunately I don't have a wrench small enough to loosen it. I'm taking it to a shop for some other work, so I'll have them check for any leaks or holes in the line while its there.
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Old 08-27-2007, 03:01 PM   #6
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Just had to replace the slave cylinder in my 93 not too long ago.

Bleeding the clutch sounds like what you need to do. Have someone pump the clutch slow while you watch underneath to see if anything sprays out. If it does you have a hole or leak somewhere in the clutch line.

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