Join Date: Apr 2002
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Clutch / transmisson problem driving me nuts.
Alright, the basic info first.
90 Wrangler (YJ)
258ci 6 cyl w the 5spd manual tranny (AX-15 I believe)
Has had the following parts replaced in an attempt to fix the problem:
Clutch, pressure plate, flywheel, rear main seal, throwout bearing, clutch slave cylinder, clutch master cylinder.
(Total is up around $1000 for parts/labor)
The problem is that whenever the vehicle gets hot, after say 45 minutes of city driving, it is *really* hard to put in gear.
When I come to a complete stop, like at a stop light and take my foot off the clutch pedal with the tranny in neutral, it is nearly impossible to get the vehicle back into gear. It acts almost as if the clutch isn't engaging.
I doubt it's the transmission itself, else it would have this problem all the time, not just after the engine/tranny get hot.
There are no problems moving from gear to gear, it's only when taking it from neutral to another gear when at a complete stop, otherwise everything works fine.