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Old 09-07-2010, 09:28 AM   #1
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So the Clutch finally went...

so my mom was driving my jeep, which I almost never allow because it has been history that every time she is in the Jeep something bad happens, and history continues to repeat itself... :dead horse: except this time it's the clutch... I am not sure exactly what happened because I was in Miami at the time but the clutch is shattered I believe. She drives my 20 yr old Jeep like it's supposed to be a friggin racecar (try spelling that word backwards ) or something so now I'm out of a car... no wait, SHE is out of a car because now I am using HER car till the jeep is fixed as incentive for her to get the repair done

so does anyone know how much this repair is going to run HER! and possibly tell me how you could manage to shatter a the clutch....

and yes... I like using the smilies...

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Old 09-07-2010, 10:08 AM   #2
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what exactly do you mean by shattered clutch? Is the flywheel damaged, the pressure plate? What happens when you depress the clutch pedal. Shattered sounds like a rock strike or something, was she 4wheelin ?
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Old 09-07-2010, 11:40 AM   #4
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Clutch disks rarely shatter. Most of the time the spring in a sprung clutch let's go or the center section brakes off. Else it's just normal wear. In that case the clutch material is worn down to the point of not holding torque and it skips.

I've welded a clutch to the flywheel before too. Fun times.
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Old 09-07-2010, 11:45 AM   #5
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thanks guys... and I have noooo idea, my grandfather just told me that he thinks the clutch is shattered... I haven't seen it since yesterday evening and this happened last night... and she wasn't 4-wheelin lol! she was playing drag racer down a major road I was also looking around the forum and found another thread that has something similar to what she described so here it is...

"I was driving my 2002 jeep stick shift just fine today. I heard a noise, I tried to change gears, but it would not go into gear. I eventually got it into gear and the vehicle stop moving. My clutch can be pushed to the floor with little resistance and be put into gear without putting the clutch in. The jeep starts fine, but can not get any gears to get it to move. Does anyone have any suggestions on what could be wrong. Thanks..."

and here was the answer to that...

"It sounds like your clutch is not disengaging completely. Until you drop the transmission you won't know for sure, but it sounds like the retaining clip on your shift fork may have broken. It is literally a $2 part from the dealership that clips the shift fork to the bell housing on one side, providing a pivot point for the shift fork. If the clip is broken the slave cylinder will press the shift fork forward when you press the pedal, engaging the clutch and it will not return to its aft position, preventing the clutch from disengaging. Because the slave cylinder is not actually touching anything, this is also why you will not feel any pressure on the pedal.

Once you drop the tranny (before you decide to change the clutch) take a look at that shift fork to see if the clip is in place on the passenger side of the bell housing. If it's not, then you know for sure what your problem is. If it is there and it's intact then please disregard my entire post."

so the description of what happened is very similar to what my mom told me... does this sound plausible?
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Old 09-07-2010, 01:48 PM   #6
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Ehh. Possible. I've never seen it happen. Usually the slave cyl gives up all together. I'm assuming the clip he's talking about is the part that clips the clutch fork to the pivot ball?

Reguardless upon pulling the trans you will see what's broken. It'll be obvious.

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