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Old 06-07-2012, 07:12 PM   #1
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Pressure plate question

In the morning when I first start the Jeep (usually mornings with heavy condensation) and let up on the clutch my Jeep shutters/shakes really bad. Once I am moving it is fine and in the afternoon it seems to be fine.

A friend told me to tighten my Pressure Plate (I have a 99, 4.0 manual) although he was not sure if you are able to manually do this on a Jeep.

My question, is it possible to do this? If so how do I go about tightening it?

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Old 06-08-2012, 06:00 PM   #2
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bump. Just curious if anyone knows?


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Old 06-08-2012, 09:31 PM   #3
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There is nothing to adjust. If someone has already replaced the clutch, it's possible they turned the flywheel which where the TJ is concerned, shouldn't have been done. Turning/machining the flywheel during a clutch job, which removes its special slight dome shape, can cause the clutch to engage/disengage erratically.
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