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HELP!! Frozen Clutch

I recently purchased a 78 CJ-7 with a t-18 tranny. The CJ has been sitting for 2-3 months. The clutch is "frozen", any ideas of how to fix this? Will I have to drop the bellhousing and get to the clutch or is there a easier way to try first? Thanks
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Re: HELP!! Frozen Clutch

By frozen do you mean that you cannot disengage it? Can you push the clutch pedal in at all?
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Re: HELP!! Frozen Clutch

Stick it in 1st. Push the pedal down. Have another vehicle pull or push a few yards and it should free up.
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Re: HELP!! Frozen Clutch

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The cultch will push in, When I crank the engine, I try to put it into any gear, and it's like hitting a brick wall.The throw out bearing or clutch or pressure plate is stuck.

I apperciate you help.
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Re: HELP!! Frozen Clutch

Try doing what Jim_Lou suggested. It usually works.
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Re: HELP!! Frozen Clutch

What happens when you try starting the motor with the clutch pushed in and the tranny in 1st gear? (Before you try this make sure that you have a clear space in front of you.) If the jeep goes forward as the motor turns even though the cluch is pushed in, then the pilot bushing is sticking to the output shaft of the tranny.

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Re: HELP!! Frozen Clutch

Thanks for the tip, it worked just like you said! The 7 is up and running.
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