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Old 07-18-2013, 02:32 PM   #1
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Clutch Issues

2003 TJ 5spd, 4" suspension lift with 33x12.5 all terrain tires. Here is my issue: I had the clutch replaced by a shop 10,000miles ago (forget which brand clutch, sorry), and it started slipping a week ago. I immediately brought it back to the shop and he took it in and just called me today. He said he replaced it and it looked like the rear engine seal leaked oil (these always leak, but mine isnt noticeable other than a few drops here and there) onto the clutch causing it to go bad so quickly, or the gear ratio (D44 3.73) wasnt adequate for the 33" tires. I want to call BS on him, but he isnt charging me for anything, which leads me to think he messed up in the first place. I just wanted some opinions on if either of these "causes" should be addressed to prevent it from happening in the future. any help is appreciated.

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33" tires with a 3.73 ratio isn't going to cause a clutch to go out in 10,000 miles unless you're continuously riding the clutch everywhere you go. A little oil on the clutch plate will normally make it chatter as it warms up, and unless it's flooded with oil would not make it slip.....IMHO

If you do have a rear main leak you really should address it though. It's not that terrible of a job. Maybe 4 hours.

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thanks Dennis,

Thats what i was thinking. The gearing is fine, but i should fix the leak. I was planning to fix the leak, but most people in here say that it will just return in a few months. i can do the work myself, but im wondering if its worth it.
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thanks Dennis,

I was planning to fix the leak, but most people in here say that it will just return in a few months. i can do the work myself, but im wondering if its worth it.
I would, but then I don't like oil leaks on my driveway. We just did one on my son's "98" 4.0 (or I should say he did while I handed him tools) and it wasn't too bad. I don't think it will return if you pay attention to detail and get it sealed good.
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:58 PM   #5
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Easy way to take care of that buy one of the poly tarps, spread it under your jeep and when finished wipe it clean. I keep one in the back of mine, never know when you may need to key on wet or muddy ground to make a repair.
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