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Old 09-03-2012, 09:18 PM   #1
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Strange clutch issue

So, something very strange started happening tonight in my jeep. While sitting at a stop light, clutch pedal pressed in and tranny in first the jeep started to roll forward. I thought it was just rolling down a variation in the road. I hit the brake, but it actually tried to push through it until it stalled out. Then it was stuck in gear. I realsed the clutch pedal and pressed it back in and then I was able to shift into neutral, start the jeep and drive away.

It drives completely normal and has no issues shifting, but when I got home I tested it out again. At a stop, clutch pedal in and tranny in first. After a few seconds the jeep starts to shake and starts rolling. If I keep the clutch pedal in and no gas it'll roll all the way down the street as if I were slightly liftin the clutch. Then I can even give it some gas and start goin faster and then shift and drive like normal.

I've never had anything like this happen to me. Does it sound like maybe the clutch master or slave cylinder goin bad?

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Old 09-04-2012, 04:41 AM   #2
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It sounds like the master or slave cylinder is starting to leak. It holds for a short time but if you hold it in to long it starts to lose pressure.

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Old 09-04-2012, 06:46 AM   #3
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What BeachComber said. If there isn't a puddle of brake fluid under your tranny, then the master cylinder is leaking back into the reservoir and slowly letting the clutch back out.

On another note, you should be shifting into neutral and releasing the clutch at red lights. Holding it in is just wearing down your throwout bearing faster.
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:12 AM   #4
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I had to replace my clutch and slave cylinder when this happend to me, at red lights I had to turn my jeep off and put it in gear then turn it back on. Then wait til the right rmp to shift without the clutch.
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:41 PM   #5
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Thanks for the input guys. i can handle master and slave cylinders. I've just never had one bleed off like this. Let's hope it doesn't get as extreme as Trevor c's situation.
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:44 PM   #6
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On another note, you should be shifting into neutral and releasing the clutch at red lights. Holding it in is just wearing down your throwout bearing faster.
I usually do sit at lights in neutral. I was just anticipating the green light at this one. That's what I get for being impatient
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Old 09-08-2012, 04:35 PM   #7
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**update**

Just finished installing my clutch master/slave cylinder kit that I ordered from morris 4x4 center. I've got to say....smoothest repair ever. Morris got me my part super quick and I installed it in maybe a little over half an hour. Piece of cake. I wish every car would do a complete kit like this. It sure beats the heck out of bleeding the system.
Everything works great once again. happy dance time! Thanks for the help

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