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Old 03-31-2009, 10:39 AM
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clutch??

I need a new clutch any suggestions??

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Old 03-31-2009, 11:04 AM   #2
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just get a luk clutch will run you like 140 or so shipped. Will last a good long while.

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Get a Luk clutch and follow this write up, you can save alot of money and have fun doing it.
Worked great for me.
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X3 on a Luk kit, and NOT the Gold version which is more for truck use and can be noisy in the Wrangler. Dial-A-Clutch - Your LuK Clutch Kit Specialist is a great source for the complete Luk kit. For something like $140 as jdhallissey said, you get the clutch disk, pressure plate, pilot bearing, throwout bearing, and pilot (centering) shaft. Avoid the temptation to buy into Centerforce's marketing hype on their clutches which are designed for high-rpm applications.
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x4 on LuK clutch I just put mine in..Came with everything and was a pretty simple job, Its just taking me a litttle longer cause Im a one man team and lining up that tranny is a bitchhh
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how long should it take a shop to do
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is there no wf people around you to help? It would save you a ton of money. Normally it is like 600 or so bucks to replace a clutch.
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x4 on LuK clutch I just put mine in..Came with everything and was a pretty simple job, Its just taking me a litttle longer cause Im a one man team and lining up that tranny is a bitchhh
you didn't eat your wheaties
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you didn't eat your wheaties
HAHA yea I wish that they would of helped me out here..I had my foot on the transfer case and my left arm on the tranny and my right hand was trying to get the bolt to catch..After a little while I actually got smart and made like a cumalong out of tow straps and it went in like a glove
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Now in 100 miles you will be able to do it much better lol
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The time depends on the shop, but if a shop does it you may have limited control over what brand clutch kit they use. If you bring your own clutch some shops wont cover it if it breaks.(the shop will say it was a faulty clutch and the clutch company will say it was installed wrong...)I cant imagine it would take more than a couple of days max.
If you do decide to do it on your own rent/borrow a tranny jack. I was quoted between
$500-$700 before I decided to do it. It took me a weekend by myself with LOTS of breaks
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And with the $$$ you'll save, you can afford to buy the official Jeep Factory Service Manual that carefully explains step-by-step how to do that job and every other job you may ever want to do on your Jeep.

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