Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Southeastern Indiana
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Drive train problem on a YJ
We were wheeling at haspin yesterday and a fella in our group with a Yj set up really nice with lockers front and rear and 488's pretty much goes wherever he wants. He tries a mud hole and Boom jeep just stops. I thought he was just stuck, So I go bagk get his winch cable pulled and we get him out. Once out the jeep will not move. So imeadiately most of us think clutch. So he shifts it in and out of gear but it will not move, then it will shift in and out of gear while running without the use of the clutch. I thought something must be inside the cluch housing causing the cluch to not fully enguage as the cluch also felt hard to push. We took off the inspection plate and there did not seem to be any dirt inside. So I pull the Slave cyl for the cluch and found that it was leaking a bit. The clutch apeared to be enguaging as you coold see the plate move with the cover off. So we take it completly out of gear and find that the only way the driveshaft will turn is if the wheels are off the ground. or it is being pulled. When we start it up and put it in gear, the rear driveshaft turns until it takes out the slack then stops, Change to reverse and it goes back the other way same. While moving it to the front of the garage the wheels were locking up.
Almost acts like something is broke in the transfer case, Or It could still be a clutch?? Any sugestions would be appriciated.