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12-28-2012 11:05 PM
Bgtklbx You have a clutch problem more than likely. Not hydraulic. Open the bleeder valve on the slave cylinder and press on the clutch pedal. If it drops to the floor smoothly you just eliminated part of the system. Then remove the slave and press down. The plunger should move out and then back in when the pedal is up. With the bleeder valve closed. If it does you have an internal clutch problem. Time for a new clutch assembly.
12-28-2012 01:40 PM
Water Dog
Originally Posted by Full Spool View Post
Only until the pushrod is fully extended. There is no back pressure to push the rod back into the slave cylinder
True, but then the pedal would already be on the floor.
12-22-2012 02:03 AM
K.wag Having just finished my clutch replacement 20 min ago, I second the throw out bearing. its a very fragile piece of the clutch system, most other parts are pretty solid. Just pray to god you didnt break the main drive retainer.
I agree with pulling the slave and checking functionality. It is two quick bolts and could save time.
12-21-2012 11:38 AM
juan_p__m I would pull the slave, ask someone to press the clutch, see if there is any action from the slave, if it checks out, start removing that trans, and rockauto for that clutch. $700, I'm jelous! Good luck!
12-20-2012 09:37 PM
Full Spool
Originally Posted by Water Dog View Post
X2 on the throwout bearing or pressure plate. If it was hydraulic, you could push the pedal.
Only until the pushrod is fully extended. There is no back pressure to push the rod back into the slave cylinder
12-20-2012 09:35 PM
Full Spool Don't stand on it to try and get it to work, You'll run a chance of ruining the slave cylinder, or master cylinder too.
Replace the clutch.
12-20-2012 08:12 PM
Water Dog X2 on the throwout bearing or pressure plate. If it was hydraulic, you could push the pedal.
12-20-2012 07:34 PM
tallzdatank sounds like a throw out bearing. I'd just get a whole clutch kit. since your already there might as well send 5 more minutes to replace the clutch with it.
12-20-2012 07:21 PM
trivium646 Wont hurt to replace the whole clutch system anyway
12-20-2012 07:22 AM
Crash98 I haven't had time to mess with it yet, all I know is its super hard to push the pedal down to the floor. I have to stand on it and put all my weight in it to move it. I know its not engaging the clutch at all. I wasn't sure if it was a hydraulic issue or a clutch issue. Don't know we're to start looking. Looking forward to get it going after the holidays. This is my second wrangler, it was to good of a deal to pass on it.
12-20-2012 05:48 AM
rjpark36 Sorry, did you say $700? That's a hell of a find! Can you give some more details?

I'm not sure about the clutch, although throw out bearing seems reasonable. I think the Luk kit is what many recommend for a rebuild - I'm probably going to have to do mine here in the near future. Good luck!
12-20-2012 12:28 AM
trivium646 Mine dropped to the floor then stiffened and wouldnt go down no matter how hard i pushed
12-19-2012 03:01 AM
K.wag right to the floor sounds like a hydraulic issue. Popping noise could be a blown hydraulic hose?
My throw-out bearing shattered and the clutch just ceased to do anything, it still had pressure.
12-18-2012 09:39 PM
trivium646 Same thing happened to my 97 last year, minus the pop noise. If i remember correctly, my throwout bearing got stuck and locked the pressure plates.
12-18-2012 08:33 PM
Need help, clutch problems

I just bought a 98 Tj for $700. The guy I bought it from said the clutch made a popping noise then went right to the floor and did not work anymore. Can someone tell me if this sounds like a slave cylinder problem or something else.

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