I just installed a new LUK clutch, My old clutch was slipping a little, So I got it all back together. And now it will not shift into any gear while it is running. I can shift when jeep is off. I pulled out my slave cylinder (external)95yj and I had my Buddy work the peddle while I held the piston. The piston pushed HARD for about an inch and then stopped. If he pumped the peddle the piston would come out about 3 1/2". I also got several drops of fluid,So I installed a new slave cylinder and bled the air out. Still won't shift. I replaced Throw out bearing,pilot bearing.disk and pressure plate. I also removed fly wheel and did some lite hand sanding. No extra parts.
No I did not lube the splines, I didn't want any grease getting on the disk. Should I have lubed the splines? The only place I put any Never Seize was where the pilot bearing sits because the old bearing was seized in there and sucked to remove.
Yeah, you need to lube the splines (just a little bit though!), otherwise the disc can't "float" freely and move away from the flywheel when the pressure plate is released.
But before you pull it back out. Make sure that the slave cyl is actually pushing on the release fork and t.o. brg.
Does the pedal have the same feeling (resistance) as it did with the old clutch? Or does it go to the floor super easy?
Don't pull it apart to lube the splines, but work on bleeding it. Get a clean, clear container like a water bottle and fill 1/2 way with brake fluid. Get some vacuum hose that fits on the slave bleeder, open the bleeder and make sure the hose is submerged in brake fluid. Make sure the master is full, then have someone SLOWLY pump the clutch pedal, while you watch the air bubbles blow into the container. Pump until the bubbles stop, close the bleeder then pull the hose out of the bottle. This may take ten minutes or so to get all the air out.
Thank you for the reply's. I guess I will have to wait until my Buddy comes over. I will have to hold the hose to the slave cylinder. It is just a small hole on the side of the bleeder tower.Boy I sure hope it is as simple as air in the line. It was A BITCH to replace the clutch. fought me every step of the way, and I have done them before. I guess it's just not an easy job to bleed yourself. I will post what it ends up being, maybe it will help someone else when they have this problem. Thanks
Well the clutch now works. After bleeding and bleeding (the slave cyl not me, well me a little) without success, I brought it to my mechanic. Turns out the clutch was installed correctly BUT. The PO replaced clutch before me and must have used lock tite on the bolts that hold the pressure plate not lock washers. So when I installed clutch I did not have lock washers or use loc-tite. And the bolts backed out a little allowing pressure plate to move and not disengage the clutch. Hopefully this post will help save someone else the frustration that I went through. Thank you to all of you who replied.