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rbabchuk 04-30-2013 07:15 PM

1997 Jeep Wrangler Clutch Problems
 
this past weekend I decided to bleed the clutch because when it warmed up it was hard to shift into first and reverse. as I was bleeding it I was underneath the jeep while my wife pushed in the clutch. as recommended I would have her push in the clutch and hold it and I would release the hex screw to let some air/fluid out. about the third time I did this the clutch pedal got real soft and will not engage anymoer and I cannot put the car into gear when it is on. While the jeep is off I can put it into first and the jeep will jump. Does anyone have any suggestions?

kyjeep 04-30-2013 10:17 PM

The best way I found to bleed one is to fill the reservoir and leave the cap off. Then remove the slave cylinder from the beel housing and hold the rod pointing down. Now slowly push the rod all the way in two to three times. It will push all the air back up the line and out through the clutch master cylinder. After this is done check you fluid level reinstall the slave and test it.

All Terrain TJ 05-01-2013 05:21 AM

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Originally Posted by kyjeep (Post 3703947)
The best way I found to bleed one is to fill the reservoir and leave the cap off. Then remove the slave cylinder from the beel housing and hold the rod pointing down. Now slowly push the rod all the way in two to three times. It will push all the air back up the line and out through the clutch master cylinder. After this is done check you fluid level reinstall the slave and test it.

This method works for me as well. I will also tap the slave and tube lightly with a screwdriver handle to help dislodge stubborn air bubbles. It helps to have someone watching the master cylinder fluid level and tell you when the air bubbles stop.


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