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Old 04-26-2011, 09:04 PM   #1
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2005 4 Cylinder Clutch question??

Hey guys I am new here and I had a question on a pre-owned wrangler I recently test drove. For the past couple of weeks I have been looking for a wrangler to replace my pickup. I test drove a couple of inline 6's and the clutches felt normal. After letting the clutch out about 20 percent the cars began to move forward. Now, I recently test drove a 4 cylinder and I had to let the clutch out quite a bit more before the jeep would begin to move forward. There was no slipping and it shifted smoothly in and out of every gear.

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Having to let the clutch out more before the care begins to move. Is this just a characteristic of the 4 cylinder wranglers or should I be concerned that the clutch is going?

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Old 04-27-2011, 10:18 AM   #2
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Hey guys I am new here and I had a question on a pre-owned wrangler I recently test drove. For the past couple of weeks I have been looking for a wrangler to replace my pickup. I test drove a couple of inline 6's and the clutches felt normal. After letting the clutch out about 20 percent the cars began to move forward. Now, I recently test drove a 4 cylinder and I had to let the clutch out quite a bit more before the jeep would begin to move forward. There was no slipping and it shifted smoothly in and out of every gear.

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Having to let the clutch out more before the care begins to move. Is this just a characteristic of the 4 cylinder wranglers or should I be concerned that the clutch is going?
i would think the clutch has some mileage on it

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Old 04-27-2011, 05:05 PM   #3
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the clutch should be responsive with slightest bit of pressure. Sounds a little "worn"
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Old 04-27-2011, 07:26 PM   #4
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You guys have it backwards. An older or worn clutch is going to disengage much further into the pedal stroke, and disengage much quicker in the return stroke.

Dead space at the end of the pedal stroke is sign of a new clutch. This happens because of the fingers on a new pressure plate don't require as much travel to disengage and engage the clutch plate.

This is how my new clutch felt, if I pushed it all they way to the floor there was a lot of "dead" space before it would begin to engage. It's hard to explain, it's just one of those things where you have to replace a clutch yourself and see how everything works and mess with it a bit. It really is an incredibly simple system.

In other words, OP, that clutch is newer.
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Anyone else have any opinions on this??
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