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Old 07-07-2011, 09:04 AM   #1
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Need some help figuring out a problem

Let me start off by giving some information, it's a 97 wrangler with the 4cylinder engine and 5 speed trans with 110,000 miles. It's not wanting to go into first or second gear unless i push the clutch in about 10 times, then it will go into both gears just fine. SOMETIMES when i'm driving and i engage the clutch to slow down i hear a rattle noise coming from underneath the jeep. I have recently (well 6months ago) just replaced the master and slave clutch cylinders. They wen't bad about 6 months ago and I had about the same problems i'm having now (besides the rattle noise when slowing down). Could anyone possible give me some help as to what you think is wrong with it? I'v heard of people replacing the slave cylinder on the jeep one month, then having to do it all again the next month as we'll for some reason. I'm just not sure if it's that though, i'm kind of confused on what I need to fix, thanks for taking the time and reading this! God bless.

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Old 07-07-2011, 03:44 PM   #2

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The rattling noise could be your throw bearing is getting ready to blow as for the having to pump the clutch sounds like you either have air in the system and it needs to be properly bled or you indeed have a bad slave again. Unfortunately cheap aftermarket slaves have a tendency to really suck, a friend of mine had to change his out 3 times to get a good one. You can usually tell when you have a junky slave when you are bench bleeding it before it is installed, on the first 2 of my friends you could actually see the bubbles of air/oil going past the seals.

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Old 07-07-2011, 09:53 PM   #3
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I've read of people bleeding them, but I thought you couldn't. The symptoms are what sounds to be slave cylinder. Sometimes I am glad my car has a cable, just not when I am in stop and go traffic. My clutch is pretty stiff.
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Old 07-09-2011, 07:20 PM   #4
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Okay so now I just wen't for a test drive to see how it does, it seems to go through 1st and 2nd gear okay now for some reason, but now it doesn't wan't to go into 3rd gear. When it does let me go into 3rd gear it grabs onto it a lot and a grinding noise comes from underneath the jeep. So i'm thinking it is the clutch that is going, can anyone tell me what you think?
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Old 07-09-2011, 08:30 PM   #5
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So it's not making a grinding sound anymore it just grabs on it a lot until it gets warmed up..
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