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Old 07-17-2013, 06:45 PM   #1
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Wabble, Clutch Kills Engine

I put in a clutch kit and, after resolving a few issues I got the Jeep moving...but it feels really bad. I need some advice on what to check here:

First, when I engage the clutch under a certian circumstance (not sure what, maybe with the wheel turned?), it almost kills the engine completely. Its like something is binding up.

Second, when I turn, it also feels like something is binding and it gives a bad shimmy...

Third, as I drive, I have a bad wobble. This last one may be due to a front drive shaft put on wrong (I forgot to mark it when I took it out, so it may be on the wrong way).

Help! Any thoughts?

Update: I realized I didn't have the trans or any other bolts mounted back to the skidplate. Could this cause things to bind?

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Old 07-17-2013, 07:00 PM   #2
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From your other post, you were having issue with TC.... is it possible you are in 4WD and not know it..... this can cause issues similar to what you describe.

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Old 07-17-2013, 07:03 PM   #3
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ah, didnt think of that...but I'm about 99% sure it wasn't in 4WD. I really pushed the 4WD shifter hard all the way forward, so I dont think it's that. I'll check that again my time go-around though.

Any other thoughts? How about that driveshaft being backwards...that will give a good wobble when driving, correct? (wondering if I take it off and flip it)
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:47 PM   #4
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Easiest way to tell..... get it into some loose material.....sand... gravel...etc and see if issue is resolved.....
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Now I think you have the transfer case in 4WD.
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I STILL havent' gotten back to the garage to test this (doing that this weekend) but it seems much worse than 4wd (and it doesn't explain the engine dying when the clutch is engaged). But surely 4wd is the FIRST thing I'll check. Thanks guys, I'll report back when I learn more.
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:49 PM   #7
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Lets define terms.. Clutch engaged means your foot is off the pedal, correct?
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:38 AM   #8
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Yeah, JoeyT, you're right...I see why what I said was misleading (I suppose I should have said clutch PEDAL engaged). So, I suppose its when the clutch disengages (ie. is off the flywheel) that the engine starts to die.
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Alrighty, well, it's fixed. Honestly I'm not sure what it was exactly but I think 4WD could have played a part in it. I basically double checked all my connections everwhere and pulled out of the garage...seemed OK then. After shifting through 4WD, my t-case stopped shifting suddenly (found it was a loose nut on the selector) so I think it was probably stuck in 4WD earlier.

Either way, thanks for everyone's input..it kept me from dismantling more than I needed to!

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