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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-21-2003, 07:23 AM Thread Starter
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Clutch bleeding

A friend of mine has a 95' Wrangler Sahara, and has a question about his clutch. He says when he's upshifting, the transmission shifts through all the gears fine. When he's downshifting, 5-4, 4-3 is ok, but from 3-2, he has to hold the clutch in longer, all the way to the floor, and it's a little stiff going in. And from a stop going into reverse, the motor has to be at the lowest point of idle to go in. Would bleeding the clutch system help with his problem? He told me that the fluid in the resevoir was dark also. Thanks.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 07-21-2003, 01:13 PM
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Re: Clutch bleeding

I would bleed out all the old fluid and put in fresh at the same time. If your cylinder isn't actually leaking, it could be the clutch disk and plate. I'm not sure what you mean by dark, but it should be a clearish yellow.
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Re: Clutch bleeding

Dark brake fluid means replacing (at least every 2 years or more often). Shifting back problems usually indicate a well used or abused gearbox. First sign is always crushing backshifting from 3->2. Maybe the gearoil level is low and sometimes replacing the oil can make a little difference. It doesnt really sound as a clutch problem.
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Re: Clutch bleeding

If its only happening in one gear, the syncro may be worn.
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Re: Clutch bleeding

Does he have a body lift? I removed mine recently and the same problem went away.
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Re: Clutch bleeding

I have similiar problem, I can't get into 1st from a dead stop, and sometimes I can't get into any gear when driving..

But other times it works awesome.

I just had a new clutch installed too.

My slave Cyl, is leaking SLIGHTLY only a drop or 2 a night, and I maintain highfluid but could this cause it to not shift right?

I also just put in the $$ Redline Oil that the ax-15 loves!

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Re: Clutch bleeding

I would replace the Slave cyl before you wipeout your new clutch from the hydro fluid leaking on it. You are also making your syncro(s) work too hard to stop the clutch disc from turning. It won't be long until you will have to put a trans in it too. It has been a while since I change my clutch. I a pretty sure that the Brute force clutch came with a slave cyl.

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