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Old 05-09-2013, 05:28 PM   #1
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Is this Right? bottom of transmission holes

I just bought a 2013 Wrangler 6 Speed and I was crawling around under it today and noticed where the transmission meets the engine there are two holes that I can see the flywheel... is there suppose to be a plug or anything there? it doesn't make much sense as for when I go mudding wont rocks and mud get in there and ...... so is this normal or am I missing something?

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Old 05-09-2013, 05:34 PM   #2
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As far as I've come to understand, that's more or less a place for clutch material to exit the bell housing as your clutch wears down over time. I'm sure there's other uses, but when I changed my (destroyed) clutch, I was pulling chunks of clutch material out of those holes. Someone else will probably chime in with a "Chrysler" answer, but that's all I've got.

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Old 05-09-2013, 05:35 PM   #3
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People say not to use the clutch in deep mud or water because the clutch isn't sealed... That is a really crappy design (I have a 6 speed as well)!
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Yes sir! Mud and water can get up there and reek havoc. You NEVER want to use the clutch when mud or water is at or above that vent. I've been seriously considering sealing mine off.

Anyone know if its possible to seal that hole with silicone or a plug of some sort? And maybe open it up every so often and spray it out to let the clutch dust out?
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:47 PM   #5
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My under standing is the vent is needed to allow heat and friction material to escape.
My apologies is this is deemed a Chrysler answer.
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:52 PM   #6
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Thanks guys... I was worried they forgot to install a plug or something!
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:55 PM   #7
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I see no reason why you couldn't plug it and periodically pop it open and blow it out.


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