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Old 08-22-2014, 01:06 PM   #31
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That's the same part I ordered, and it came without brake fluid in it. Strange. Anyway, bleeding it was no big deal as detailed above.
Huh. I picked mine up at O'Rileys Autoparts. Glad you're back on the road either way!

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Old 08-22-2014, 09:37 PM   #32
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Thanks, guys. This has been confounding because it doesn't happen every time. Then, bang, it gets stuck! I'll look at the shop manual and see if this is something I'm able to tackle myself. Thanks again!
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Old 08-23-2014, 11:32 AM   #33
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Hi Deb,

Don't be intimidated.

The master and slave cylinders are held on the vehicle by a total of 4 bolts, 2 for the master and 2 for the slave.

You just remove the old master (2 bolts, right on the driver's side firewall under the hood) and then go into the pedal area and take out 1 cotter pin holding the arm to the clutch pedal.

Then, you go under the jeep (no need to jack it up at all) and find the other end where the slave is. 2 more bolts and it's out.

Then just replace how you removed, but check if your new assembly is pre-bled or not.

I'd recommend reattaching the master cylinder first, then open the cap and see if there's fluid in the part you got. If so, then just bolt on the slave as described earlier. If not, bleed as described earlier, then bolt slave back on. It's easy to bleed it with the master attached and the slave not attached. One person job.

In my opinion, the level of difficulty is right around the same as replacing brake pads, meaning pretty easy. Maybe a little easier because you don't even have to jack up the jeep.

Good luck!

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Old 08-23-2014, 11:34 AM   #34
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Oh, and as far as it not happening all the time, I had the same kind of symptoms. Some days worse than others haha. I drove around like that for almost 2 and a half years. This DEFINITELY fixed mine, and I'd give you 99.9% odds that it will totally fix yours based on what you described.
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Old 08-23-2014, 11:35 AM   #35
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Thanks, Tanks!
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Old 08-23-2014, 11:37 AM   #36
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Mine was intermittent too, and the whole procedure especially if you get the per bled system is easier than changing the spark plugs.
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Old 08-23-2014, 04:32 PM   #37
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This is encouraging. I've changed the brake pads. I change the spark plugs regularly. This looks like a project for Labor Day weekend! Thanks!
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Old 08-29-2014, 07:43 PM   #38
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Hey, that really was easy! I installed the new clutch hydraulic assembly this morning, did an oil/filter change while I was at it, then drove around running errands. The clutch operation feels noticeably better. Now, if it goes a month without getting stuck in 1st gear, I'll know the problem has been fixed. Thanks, everyone!
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Old 08-31-2014, 08:11 AM   #39
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Great job Deb!

Enjoy the clutch; I'm sure enjoying mine!

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