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10-16-2013 10:18 PM
Water Dog
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Originally Posted by Brian White View Post
My 2001 TJ Sahara is in now having the master, slave, clutch, release bearing, and pressure plate replaced as well as the flywheel machined. Saw it today and the shop had everything inside the transmission housing completely polished ready for re-assembly. All parts and all labour coming in at $1690.00 plus tax. Our shop has been maintaining our vehicles for 15 years and do awesome work. At one point my wife and I were putting 110 000km yearly combined on our wheels and we have never had a complaint about service or price. Any garage can do the job for 800-1000 bucks but you get what you pay for. If it is apart replace it all and never look back.
Chrysler recommends not resurfacing Jeep flywheels due to the slightly domed shape they have. Surfacing gets rid of that. They should be cleaned up, or if cracked or heat checked, replaced.
10-16-2013 09:15 PM
Brian White My 2001 TJ Sahara is in now having the master, slave, clutch, release bearing, and pressure plate replaced as well as the flywheel machined. Saw it today and the shop had everything inside the transmission housing completely polished ready for re-assembly. All parts and all labour coming in at $1690.00 plus tax. Our shop has been maintaining our vehicles for 15 years and do awesome work. At one point my wife and I were putting 110 000km yearly combined on our wheels and we have never had a complaint about service or price. Any garage can do the job for 800-1000 bucks but you get what you pay for. If it is apart replace it all and never look back.
07-16-2013 05:46 PM
Notoriously_rob Broke one of my 12m bolts forthe clutch lol- got it to come out though- luckily...
07-13-2013 02:29 PM
NavyDoc1 Just about done, pretty much a piece of cake when you have the right kind of help! Old clutch was totally trashed!! Flywheel looked pretty good though. Ill post pics later. Thanks to everyone for there help on here!
07-13-2013 10:35 AM
LiftedTj
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Originally Posted by Water Dog View Post

It wasn't terrible, but would have been so much easier with a second person. Just make sure you have a transmission jack. If I was going to do it again, I would put the rear of the Jeep on stands higher than the front stands so that when the trans is lowered, it would be closer to level thus making it easier to roll the trans in and out without as many adjustments to the jack.
That's a good idea. Getting the tranny jack lined back up was the hardest part, except for forking the cash over.
07-13-2013 09:09 AM
Notoriously_rob RAining here...cant do much in the garage with two motors, a jeep, and a huge air compressor lol...dang rain
07-13-2013 08:57 AM
NavyDoc1 Jeeps on the lift and starting clutch replacement, wish me luck guys
07-09-2013 07:58 AM
NavyDoc1 Plan on doing it this weekend, see how it goes I guess
07-08-2013 09:44 PM
Water Dog
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Originally Posted by NavyDoc1 View Post
This is definitely not a job I'm looking forward to
It wasn't terrible, but would have been so much easier with a second person. Just make sure you have a transmission jack. If I was going to do it again, I would put the rear of the Jeep on stands higher than the front stands so that when the trans is lowered, it would be closer to level thus making it easier to roll the trans in and out without as many adjustments to the jack.
07-08-2013 09:35 PM
NavyDoc1 This is definitely not a job I'm looking forward to
07-08-2013 06:41 PM
Water Dog
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
Probably half of that time was spent getting the shifter unlatched from the top of the transmission .
I hear ya..!! I wound up pulling the shift boot out and doing it from the top with a couple of screwdrivers. Looks like a good candidate for making a special tool. If I wind up helping my son do his, I may just do that.
07-08-2013 06:40 PM
JFSCoz I just had a new Luk installed . Clutch was $145 from NAPA. Installation here in Mexico was $100! works fantastic now.
07-08-2013 05:30 PM
Notoriously_rob Doing mine now but motor is out and so is the tranny. Luk all the way!
07-08-2013 05:09 PM
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by mudmagnet63 View Post
I had about 6-7 hours in when I did mine. If I were to do another I could cut that by 2 hrs. It's not a hard job if you have some beers and helpers.
That is about what it took me to do mine too. Probably half of that time was spent getting the shifter unlatched from the top of the transmission & getting the tranny/transfer case at the precise angle needed to be pulled out & later reinstalled. Thank god for the transmission jack that made micro-up/down adjustments an easy thing.
07-08-2013 03:02 PM
mudmagnet63 I had about 6-7 hours in when I did mine. If I were to do another I could cut that by 2 hrs. It's not a hard job if you have some beers and helpers.
07-08-2013 02:59 PM
Jerry Bransford Typically, a Luk clutch kit includes the clutch disk, pressure plate, throwout bearing, pilot bearing, and pilot shaft (install tool). Verify what that $71 kit includes before ordering it.
07-08-2013 02:55 PM
XwXCHADWICKYXwX Im in the same boat as you. I found a luk clutch kit for my 97 4cyl on partsgeek.com for only $71, im just not sure what the kit entails. As for the install I found a local transmission shop that could do it for around $750 but that's not with the clutch I found that was just his quote for his parts and labor, it could be cheaper with the one I found.
07-07-2013 12:21 PM
NavyDoc1 Thanks guys, ill look into the LUK kit
07-07-2013 12:17 PM
JimsJeep You can get the LUK clutch kit for the same price range. Good package.
07-07-2013 12:13 PM
Jerry Bransford It's real hard to beat a Luk clutch kit, that's also what I installed. Luk is one of the OE suppliers of clutches to Jeep as well. I would not pay more to buy a Centerforce clutch, I would actually choose a Luk over a Centerforce even if they were priced the same. I don't believe the Centerforce design, which locks up tighter at higher RPMs for high-HP racers, is the right design for the uses typical to a Jeep.
07-07-2013 11:53 AM
NavyDoc1 I'm always open to opinions
07-07-2013 11:50 AM
NJO
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Originally Posted by NavyDoc1 View Post
I have all the tools and a shop to work in, time was my only problem. Anyone have any experience with AMS automotive clutches? Quadratec has a complete kit for 132.00 plus s&h. That's a good price, but I don't wanna deal with junk
I believe that when it comes to a new clutch.....just make sure the throwout bearing isnt junk......some kits come with a crappy one.....im sure someone else can expand further on this.....
07-07-2013 11:47 AM
NavyDoc1 I have all the tools and a shop to work in, time was my only problem. Anyone have any experience with AMS automotive clutches? Quadratec has a complete kit for 132.00 plus s&h. That's a good price, but I don't wanna deal with junk
07-07-2013 11:41 AM
NJO Typical clutch replacement cost is anywhere from $1000-1500. If you have any mechanical skill its actually not too hard of a job. You could literally buy ALL the tools needed to do the job, jackstands, good lift, service manual etc. fix the oil leak and still have quite a few hundred left in your pocket if you DIY.
07-07-2013 09:59 AM
LiftedTj I just replaced mine with a Centerforce 2 weeks ago. One mechanic wanted $249 for a clutch kit no throwout bearing, master or slave cylinder and $700 in labor. Called my cousin who owns an auto shop, new clutch kit with pressure plates, clutch disk, throw out bearing, master and slave cylinder and included towing came to $360 +$140 for labor out the door for $500 plus I learned some valuable knowledge working beside him and helping out.
07-06-2013 03:19 PM
NavyDoc1 Thanks Jerry ill do that, the old engine had a bad rms leak, but the engine was replaced about 14000 miles ago. No leaks from the new engine, wondering if old oil inside the bell housing is still getting on the flywheel, btw the PO had the engine replaced, if I had done it i would of changed the clutch at the same time
07-06-2013 02:27 PM
Jerry Bransford Check for glazing on the surface when you have things apart which can cause chatter. If any is present, just sand it off with emory cloth or a mild sandpaper. It's rare for the flywheel to need to be replaced.
07-06-2013 02:23 PM
NavyDoc1 Thinking its not doing it's job then, I'm chattering like crazy. Lol. Probably gonna replace it
07-06-2013 01:56 PM
UnlimitedRubicon
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Originally Posted by NavyDoc1 View Post
Thanks guys, I figured it was gonna be expensive! Gonna have to find the time and do it myself, did not know that the flywheel is domed, what is the purpose for it?

It's supposed to improve engagement/prevent chatter.
07-06-2013 01:52 PM
Ron06Rubicon
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
X2 on don't have the flywheel resurfaced or machined, that would remove its slight dome shape which is per the Factory Service Manual. At the most, use a mild sandpaper or emory cloth to remove any surface glazing that may or may not be present.
What are the potential issues with if you did get it surfaced????? My mechanic shaved a little off my flywheel when he installed my Centerforce clutch. Works great, haven't had any issues with it. He told me he didn't take much off. I don't know what his idea of "much" is... My brother who is a Jeep Chrysler service manager /mechanic says the TJ flywheels are flat... He always surfaces the flywheel at the dealership.
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