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Old 03-21-2015, 11:27 PM
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Clutch Issues

I recently put in a new clutch in my jeep. It's been about a week and at first everything was fine but now the clutch pedal is hard to push in it seems and it makes a odd noise when in neutral. I know it's not the throw out bearing, that's why I changed out the clutch to begin with. I drove the jeep a lot today, a lot more than usual if maybe that makes a difference. Thanks for any help!

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What brand of clutch did you use?

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It sounds like maybe your new throw out bearing broke on you. Some of the TO bearings from the discount auto stores are known for the ears breaking off. Here's a picture of an almost new broken Auto Zone TO bearing (on the left) compared to a Luk TO bearing (on the right) A new clutch should not be hard to push in no matter how many miles you drove it in a day.
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I used a Luk brand clutch so that's why I figured it wasn't the throw out bearing.
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I used a Luk brand clutch so that's why I figured it wasn't the throw out bearing.
I would pull the slave cylinder out of the bell housing, and use a flashlight and mirror to check things out. Another possibility might be a broken plastic bushing where the master cylinder rod attaches to the pedal.
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Thanks for the info! I guess I'm just gonna have to go out there and see what I can find
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Better yet a harbor freight fiber optic scope and inspect thru slave opening

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