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Old 04-16-2011, 05:55 PM   #1
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I have a 2000 wrangler and the clutch went out on it so I thought I would save myself some money and do it myself. I dove in head first and having never done anything like this before became overwhelmed with all of it. I have the new clutch in and the PP but I cannot get the trans. to go back in. I am about an inch and half to two inches from it being all the way in. Can someone give me some suggestions please. Thanks.

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Old 04-16-2011, 06:15 PM   #2
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Did your kit come with a clutch alignment tool? You will need that.

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Old 04-16-2011, 06:18 PM   #3
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And Cudos to you for taking this on. Keep your cool, It will work out; and you made the right decision.

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Old 04-16-2011, 06:21 PM   #4
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yes it came with the alignment tool and I apologize for the lack of info I will know better next time.
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Old 04-17-2011, 12:57 AM   #5
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Do you have a hayne's or chilton manuel? Would be a good purchase. Sounds like it may just be hung up on something. maybe try and get it to seat from a slightly different angle.
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Did you raise and lower the tranny? To line it up.
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:20 PM   #7
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yes i did that also.
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yes i have a chilton's
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Old 04-17-2011, 10:36 PM   #9
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As others have said, use the clutch alignment tool to make sure everything is positioned properly. After that, get ready for lots of wiggling. Not only will you want to try moving the back of the transmission up/down and side to side, you may also need to rotate the transmission clockwise/counterclockwise so that the input shaft's teeth can properly line up with the clutch disc.

One last possibility, though it is unlikely: did you check to make sure the clutch disc physically fits onto your transmission's input shaft? I once tried installing a new clutch in my former Shelby CSX, but it would not go together. I finally took the clutch back off the car to inspect it, and that's when I learned it's center was too small to go onto my transmission input shaft! I had to get a triangle file and spend a couple hours expanding the threaded hole until it would fit (it was a custom puck clutch, so I was dead set on making it work).
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Unfortunately I did not. I guess I will check that today. Thanks for your suggestions.
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Old 04-18-2011, 09:17 AM   #11
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Unfortunately I did not. I guess I will check that today. Thanks for your suggestions.
check this out , make sure the the clutch is aligned then put it in gear put the drive shaft back on the trans and turn the driveshaft until it falls into place
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Old 04-20-2011, 06:09 AM   #12
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Just wanted to update all of you and let you know that I got the trans. back in and we are back on the road again. Thanks to everyone for your great information and suggestions.
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what was the issue, just curious.... did it just need to be wiggled? was something in wrong?
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:01 AM   #14
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Yep it needed to be wiggled more but I couldn't wiggle it enough by myself so a guy I work with stopped by and helped me get it in.

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