1st gear stumbling - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
Jeep-Short Wheelbase All discussion of short wheelbase Jeeps: CJ, TJ, YJ and JK

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-14-2003, 02:00 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 146
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
1st gear stumbling

What do you guys think the problem might be. When coming out of dead stop the cj7 stumbles while it's moving and the clutch is being let out. At a rolling stop theres no stumbling or at any other gear. Could the clutch be warped? Any ideas are helpful. Another note: I've seen a lot of newer jeeps rolling around and can't even get a glance from them let alone a wave. Is the jeep wave dying?

Thank you


1985 cj7 258 5 speed


[img]images/graemlins/AR15firing.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img]
cookie197722 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of (permalink) Old 07-14-2003, 02:22 PM
Addict
 
84_CJ7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Valdosta, Georgia
Posts: 413
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: 1st gear stumbling

Do you have to let it all the way out before it grabs? Do you have any adjustment left on your clutch? If you do it may be as simple as adjusting your clutch. From a dead stop you have no "help" and when you're rolling you're getting a little push so the clutch is not having to work so hard.

BTW, don't worry about the wave. Jeepers know who jeepers are. [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

Scott
84_CJ7 is offline  
post #3 of (permalink) Old 07-14-2003, 02:46 PM
Keyboard Implanted
 
mbalbritton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Posts: 3,833
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: 1st gear stumbling

First thought is to Check your tranny mount and Stablizer are secure.....
mbalbritton is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of (permalink) Old 07-14-2003, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 146
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: 1st gear stumbling

It stops when the clutch is let out completly. How do you adjust your clutch? I'm not very familiar with any of the clutch applications.
cookie197722 is offline  
post #5 of (permalink) Old 07-14-2003, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 146
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: 1st gear stumbling

what stabalizer?
cookie197722 is offline  
post #6 of (permalink) Old 07-14-2003, 03:16 PM
Keyboard Implanted
 
mbalbritton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Posts: 3,833
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: 1st gear stumbling

Actually I was thinking you were talking about shuddering and and feeling like it's gonna stall. is it actually stalling, or are you feeling a shudder and if you don't get the clutch featherd in time it stalls?

the stabalizer, if you have one on your tranny, is next to the tranny mount. What tranny is it? what's the gearing for first?

mbalbritton is offline  
post #7 of (permalink) Old 07-14-2003, 03:30 PM
Addict
 
84_CJ7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Valdosta, Georgia
Posts: 413
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: 1st gear stumbling

There will be two nuts on your clutch rod. Loosen them and lengthen the rod. This gives you more travel in the clutch pedal and may eliminate your stutter.

Scott
84_CJ7 is offline  
post #8 of (permalink) Old 07-14-2003, 06:14 PM
**DONOTDELETE**
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: 1st gear stumbling

Hello,

I think I had the same problem as you.
Do you feel like the engine surges (you feel like a dead spot) when you let the clutch out, but its not the engine that misses? It's probably your clutch. Try letting the clutch out slower than usual. Did it help any? If it did, its probably something that is warped/worn on your clutch.

I had the same problem, engine and carb were fine except it felt like the CJ had some sort of "flat spot" when I started from first. Did not have any problems in any other gear or speed. I replaced the pressure plate, friction disc, throw-out bearing, and pilot bearing. I also had the flywheel resurfaced. This cured my problem.

Like it was mentioned above, make sure the clutch is adjusted properly and make sure your carb is running fine and its not causing your engine to really have a flat/dead spot.

Mike
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome