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Search And Destroy 01-12-2011 09:22 PM

how long did your clutch last
I just spend 600 dollars on a new clutch and throwout bearings for my 97. How long did you clutch last untill you had to get a new one?

Jerry Bransford 01-12-2011 09:27 PM

It is common for the OE factory clutch which is made by Luk to last well over 200K miles. My '97 TJ's clutch had been literally smoked many times while rock crawling so I did a precautionary swap at 161K miles in preparation for an extremely difficult trail (Sledgehammer in Johnson Valley). It turns out the old clutch was still fine and it still had plenty of life left on it. I have no doubt it could have made it to 200K miles if I had left it alone. :)

Tjwheeler101 01-12-2011 09:28 PM

Omg 600 for a clutch what kind of clutch did u put in you can pick a new oem clutch for like 130

Search And Destroy 01-12-2011 09:29 PM

I just replaced mine at 135k. I'm pretty sure it was the original but I have no idea. My throwout bearing went out first so I figured I'd drive it untill it couldn't be driven anymore. I just hope this one lasts more than another 135k. I'm also gonna drive much more carefully now. Supposedly this new clutch is a little thicker and supposed to have more life.

Search And Destroy 01-12-2011 09:30 PM

had a shop do it...

Tjwheeler101 01-12-2011 09:34 PM

They last a long time mine had about that before I decided to swap a v8 in and wheeled every day in the thing and never went out on me

cork1958 01-12-2011 10:40 PM


Originally Posted by Search And Destroy (Post 985538)
had a shop do it...

That explains that!!

When I first got my Jeep, I thought it was sounding like the throwout bearing was going bad and was doing some pricing.

My brother does most of my work and the whole job might've cost me about $250 a couple years ago.

After having a couple people listen to my Jeep back then, they said the noise I was hearing was normal for a Jeep, which I have since figured out by reading other posts on here.

Now have 135,000+ miles on Jeep and still running great.

sshrrt 01-12-2011 11:45 PM

Just replaced the original slave cylinder at 170K

chrishunt 01-13-2011 12:18 AM

The previous owner replaced my clutch at 70k.

530ktm 01-13-2011 12:41 AM

Kind of depends on how it has been used. As Jerry says, they last a long time as mine is like new. What is the history of the clutch is the main factor here.

lancetkenyon 01-13-2011 02:36 PM

90K+ and going strong. About 40K has been all wheeling too.

firechicken 01-13-2011 02:47 PM

Let my exwife drive it when she sold her truck and she SMOKED my clutch at 66k

JeepNamedTJ 01-13-2011 02:56 PM

12 years. It's a '99 with only 80k

JeepCreeper 01-13-2011 03:12 PM


Originally Posted by JeepNamedTJ (Post 987012)
12 years. It's a '99 with only 80k

Do you ever drive it? ;)

My 2000 only has 100K. :)

cubalz 01-13-2011 03:21 PM

The clutch on mine went out at 130,000 miles.

ajorosa 01-13-2011 03:28 PM

55000 miles, two springs on the clutch split in half rendering it almost useless. It most likely would of lasted another 55000 wear wise.

firechicken 01-13-2011 03:33 PM


Originally Posted by JeepCreeper

Do you ever drive it? ;)

My 2000 only has 100K. :)

Mines a 2000 with 75 or so

derekshep 01-13-2011 03:34 PM

8 years 82k miles and still counting

Seawalker 01-13-2011 03:36 PM

135000 02TJ still going strong.

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