I'm in need of some advice regarding my clutch issues. I believe the hydraulics are jacked up. It's a 93 YJ I6. When it's cold it shifts fine but after a few miles it starts to shift hard and reverse is near impossible. It also works great right after I bleed the clutch. I have already replaced the master cylinder. Any advice out there on where to go next? Thanks
09-09-2013 12:44 AM
FYI there are no leaks and the master isn't low on fluid. Has anyone ever had a issue with the bleeder fitting sucking air?
09-09-2013 05:56 AM
The bleeder screw can not suck air or leak if it is tight. Your clutch master cylinder may be leaking internally causing your problem.
09-09-2013 06:10 AM
Replace both master and slave cylinders. You can buy them as a kit and it's an east 15 min job. No bleeding required. It's what I did to mine to solve the same problems.
09-09-2013 09:16 AM
I replaced the master already and I'm trying avoid changing the slave cylinder since its internal which means I would have to drop the transmission. My thought is that it's not the slave itself since it works fine for the first few miles when it's cold. I think my next step may be to replace the hydro lines from the master down. Thoughts?
09-09-2013 09:18 AM
If the slave were leaking then I would be low on fluid in the master right? I've been chasing this issue for a week now, I think I may have bad lines.
09-09-2013 11:25 AM
The line is not going to correct your problem, unless it is cracked, broken and leaking brake fluid.
09-09-2013 11:37 AM
My understanding is that the line could be sucking air without leaking fluid. Has anyone heard of this?
09-09-2013 02:33 PM
I know it sounds impossible that is what I experienced. I did the external mod to fix it.
09-11-2013 11:02 PM
Yeah, that's the route I'm going. I'm tired of chasing a phantom.