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Old 09-15-2005, 11:14 AM   #1
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Question losing hydraulic clutch

i have a 1990 jeep wrangler and it seems at around 50-60 mph i smell what seems like pancake syrup and not long after i lose my clutch.what could cause this?

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Old 09-15-2005, 12:57 PM   #2
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Coolant leak?

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Old 09-15-2005, 03:37 PM   #3
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no coolant leak, but i need to rebleed my clutch.
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Old 09-16-2005, 12:38 PM   #4
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what does your fluid look like?
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the master cylinder will be drained, so when i bleed it the fluid is new and clear .i don't see any leaks on top. i think it may be the hydraulic throwout bearing. would that leak only at high speeds or would that leak through all the gears? and how hard of a repair would this be?
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how often do you check your fluid level?, and do you hear noise while idling, or in nuetral?
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Old 09-21-2005, 05:56 PM   #7
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i check the fluid level almost daily and as long as i just do local driving(under 50 mph) it doesn't seem to lose any fluid. but as soon as i get on a highway(over 50 mph) it seems to immediately(within 10 minutes) lose all the fluid.that is when i smell what smells like pancake syrup.
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Old 10-19-2005, 09:34 PM   #8
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I had the same problem on my 93, clutch fluid would leak out about every 30 days. Had tp replace the slave cylinder/throwout bearing. On my 93 I hade to separiate the engine/trans to replace it. PITA! Part was $165 at AutoZone.

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