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bones695 03-06-2012 07:29 PM

start in gear without clutch?
 
I heard it was possible to start a TJ in gear without the clutch? any truth to this. I was just wondering cuz this is my first manual and ive heard lots about not useing you clutch in mud or water. so if i got stuck and stalled how would i restart without the clutch? also any other tips you have to mud proof my jeep would be awesome, thanks

jasonduke5 03-06-2012 07:42 PM

I heard the same thing and looked into it. I just had to put a fuse in the clutch over ride spot

RockHound 03-07-2012 07:30 AM

If you look at your clutch pedal assembly you will see the safety switch with two wires. You can cut them and splice together to bypass having to use the clutch to start.

JPetru82 03-07-2012 07:37 AM

what are the pros/cons to doing that?

Kevbz 03-07-2012 07:48 AM

In neutral without a clutch can be done by a 20A fuse in #20 fuse spot behind the glovebox. You can't start any manual in gear with out tearing things up. With the fuse trick you can start it in gear, but your not doing anything good by it. In gear that starter is going to engage the whole drivetrain, the jeep will lurch forward and after a few times starter teeth or flywheel teeth are going to suffer.

By doing be fuse you can have it in neutral and start it, like by reaching in and turning the key, vs. Climbing in and pressing the clutch

bikercec 03-07-2012 12:22 PM

What damage is done by using the clutch in the water or mud?

Jerry Bransford 03-07-2012 12:37 PM

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Originally Posted by bikercec (Post 2113797)
What damage is done by using the clutch in the water or mud?

Stepping down on the clutch pedal when the Jeep is in deep mud or muddy water allows it to flow in between the clutch, pressure plate, and flywheel.

Depending on the model year TJ, the clutch interlock is bypassed by either inserting a fuse into a fuse holder or moving a cable connector located above the driver's side footwell.

How to do this, inserting fuse or moving the cable connector, is explained in the Owners Manual.

Beastmaster 03-07-2012 12:49 PM

LOL - this takes me back to my first Jeep, a 1959 Willy's Station Waggon. As a 16 year old without much money, when my clutch went out I couldn't afford to replace it right away. I started parking places that I could start out in gear and keep rolling. The tricky part was changing gears. With it being only a 3-speed, it just took a little while to guage the speed/RPM to go to 2nd and then to 3rd. Coming to a stop, I'd just yank it to neutral and coast in.:thumb:

Ah, those were the days. :rofl:

Jerry Bransford 03-07-2012 12:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Beastmaster (Post 2113881)
LOL - this takes me back to my first Jeep, a 1959 Willy's Station Waggon. As a 16 year old without much money, when my clutch went out I couldn't afford to replace it right away. I started parking places that I could start out in gear and keep rolling. The tricky part was changing gears. With it being only a 3-speed, it just took a little while to guage the speed/RPM to go to 2nd and then to 3rd. Coming to a stop, I'd just yank it to neutral and coast in.:thumb:

Ah, those were the days. :rofl:

A friend & I were in his Chevy Corvair Corsa cruising Hollywood with our girlfriends in '65 or so when his clutch cable snapped. We were about 50 miles from home and it was a fun drive home. Getting out of Hollywood with all its stop lights and stop signs with an inop clutch was interesting.

Bone 03-07-2012 01:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beastmaster (Post 2113881)
LOL - this takes me back to my first Jeep, a 1959 Willy's Station Waggon. As a 16 year old without much money, when my clutch went out I couldn't afford to replace it right away. I started parking places that I could start out in gear and keep rolling. The tricky part was changing gears. With it being only a 3-speed, it just took a little while to guage the speed/RPM to go to 2nd and then to 3rd. Coming to a stop, I'd just yank it to neutral and coast in.:thumb:

Ah, those were the days. :rofl:

I had to learn that trick in a Gremlin. As if it wasn't bad enough that I was driving a Gremlin:banghead:.


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