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Old 05-08-2011, 07:43 PM   #1
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problem w/ shifting gears

Last week I was sitting at a stop light that had just turned green and I was waiting for the cars ahead of me to start moving so I had my jeep in 1st. Something felt off but couldn't figure it out till I let my foot off the brake and the jeep started to move forward even with my clutch pressed in all the way to the floor. I tried to take is out of 1st and put it into neutral but it wouldn't let me so I killed it on purpose but just releasing the clutch and then started the jeep back up but it was still stuck in first. Only until after I just decided to go with it and drive did it seem like it release and allowed me to go into 2nd and then 3rd, etc.

Then again today it happened when I was backing out of the drive way. I decided since I wasn't in traffic to go ahead and play with it a little bit. This time I just simply turned the jeep off, let the clutch out and then pushed it to the floor again and it allowed me to release the gear and I was able to go into neutral.

I'm not exactly sure whats going on but since my jeep is a 95 I was wondering if it was the clutch going out? Also, is this a situation where I can have the clutch adjusted to fix it temporarily?

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Old 05-08-2011, 08:05 PM   #2
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Check your fluid

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Old 05-08-2011, 08:28 PM   #3
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Possibly a slave and master problem
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Old 05-10-2011, 08:36 PM   #4
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replace your master cylinder and use or have your brake system power flushed and bled.
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Old 05-10-2011, 10:29 PM   #5
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If the clutch master cylinder was letting some fluid by that would mean that, even though the clutch pedal was pressed to the floor, the slave cylinder will not have transferred the proper amount of motion to totally disengage the power from the engine to the transmission. This would result in an inability to move the transmission out of gear into neutral and if on a level surface, the jeep will want to move forward if in first gear. If in neutral when the jeep is started you may not be able to get it into gear without grinding them.
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Okay, Thanks a lot for the help guys. I haven't had time to get under and check it out but I will later today. Again, thanks for your help!
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UPDATE: Fluid is completely full. Would next step be to replace master cylinder? How can I tell for sure that it would be bad?
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UPDATE: Fluid is completely full. Would next step be to replace master cylinder? How can I tell for sure that it would be bad?
Put the jeep in 1st with it not running and holding the clutch to the floor, crank it up, if it pulls the clutch is not disengaging. Then shut it off, put it in neutral, crank it up, press the clutch to the floor, and try to put it in 1st. If it pulls at all or grinds then clutch is not disengaging. If you come to the conclusion that the clutch is not disengaging then replace slave AND master cylinder with QUALITY parts...
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Old 05-16-2011, 06:00 AM   #9
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definately replace with quality parts I got a master cylinder from schucks and it failed on me two months after I installed it. not a big deall cuz its fairly easy to replace but massively annoying.

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