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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-14-2005, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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Clutch Problems Need help ASAP!!!

Hey guys,

Need help right away. Just installed a new clutch package(pressure plate, clutch disc, hydrolic throw bearing/slave cylinder) put everything back together, bleed the clutch, pedal feels nice and firm, when the engine is off, it will shift through all the gears(including reverse) but 5th gear. but when i start it up and try and put it through the gears it won't shift into any of them. this is exactly what the YJ was doing right before i did the clutch job.

before i did the clutch i replaced the master cylinder with one from the jeep auto wreckers, after installing it the jeep was shifting fine, but shortly after (about 15 km down the road) it went back to not shifting anymore. came home, bleed the clutch again. still didn't work. that's when i decided i had to replace the clutch.

could it be something with the shifter linkage.

could it be the master cylinder i got from the wreckers is no good?

also haines manual said to torque the pressure plate down to 40 ft/lbs is this right?

any suggestions please?????
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-14-2005, 09:38 PM
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sounds like either the clutch isn't completely releasing or your shift linkage...how much freeplay do you have in the peddel? & has the clutch linkage ever been replaced? i.e. if the little plastic bushings in the pivote point (under your brake master cylinder near the bottom of the firewall) are gone the whole setup mightnot push the clutch plate arm thing far enough
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Re: Clutch Problems Need help ASAP!!!

there's about 1-1.5 inches of free play before i feel pressure on the pedal. to my knowledge i would say the clutch linkage has never been replaced.

also, i went and tried it again, i can force it into 3 and 4, but the other gears still won't engage

ok tried it again. but i removed my floor mat, and took the stupid pedal cover off. and now i can get it into gear(so i guess those were restricting pedal engagment. but it's still not nice and smooth into each gear. so i am thinking the clutch isn't engaging fully.

what would cause this?
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 03-14-2005, 10:21 PM
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you could try grabbing a set vice-grips, & manually moving the throwout lever yourself and having someone else try to shift the gears to test the linkage, if that isn't it I'm out of ideas that don't involve taking everything apart again...did you test the tranny to see if it shifted when the old clutch was out?
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Re: Clutch Problems Need help ASAP!!!

the tranny shifts fine when engine is off, it's just went it's on that it's not shifting nicely. but again when the engine is off, it doesn't matter if i use the clutch or not, it still shifts the same.
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then it sounds like its not disengaging fully (which would explain why you can get into higher gears with great effort & not lower ones) try adjusting the barrel nut thing on the shift linkage (its under the firewall near the throwout lever) to the point you feel resistance at 1" max on the peddle

(aside from that it might be that something isn't lined up well, sometimes people get screwed by cheap alignment tools that bend under pressure while installing pressure plates etc...)
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Re: Clutch Problems Need help ASAP!!!

sorry i don't quite understand where this barrel nut is?
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its under your jeep on the driver's side, look to where the clutch linkage mates up with the throwout lever, follow the pushrod looking thing back a few inches & you'll see a brass colored piece that looks like an extreamly long nut, it will be followed by a normal sized nut that serves the purpose of locking it into place...loosen the normal sized nut & turn the giant brass colored one (can't remember which direction, you'll have to look at the threads to see) to lengthen the pushrod, after a few turns test the clutch peddle to make sure your turning it the right way
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wait...you have a hydrolic clutch (ignore my past posts)I'll poke around & see if I can find out anything that might help
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http://www.offroadexchange.com/modfo...;threadid=2392

does this look like your problem?
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