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clutch- fluid loss

I just went wheeling tonight and noticed that my clutch pedal was very low before it would engage, is there a possible spot that it could leak from or get damaged offroad via ripping out a hose??? I filled up the little tank with brake fluid since it was empty...
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Re: clutch- fluid loss

If the clucth master cylinder was completely empty, and then refilled, there's a chance you could have air in the hydraulic system which is causing the mushy pedal.
AFAIK, there really isn't anywhere that the lines could become damaged as they run inside the engine compartment down to the tranny.
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Re: clutch- fluid loss

early wranglers have the internal slave cylinder. I just replaced mine. had to remove the whole trany to do it. Sucks. ( I actually replaced everything while I was at it)

It is very easy to bleed. You'll need to bleed it anyway. On the driver side of the bell housing there is a zerk that pokes out, right next to a hose going in. If you snagged the line this is probably where it happened. I used to have to bleed it every time I drove it. until it finally blew.
I just roll under the jeep. Turn the zerk, the girl friend pushes the pedal. Squirt squirt. Tighten the zerk. Girl friend lifts the pedal. Once or twice is all it takes.
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