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AX-5, hard to get in gear

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I have an 89 YJ w/ a 4.2L and an AX-5 trans, it is very hard to get it into first when I am not
moving. As long as I get it in first before I stop it's not too bad. Also, it jumps and wants to stall
at a stop, I have to keep my foot on the gas. Could the clutch need to be bled ? Any help would
be appreciated.

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Sounds like your clutch is not releasing all the way. Air in the system is a possibility, but how many miles does the clutch have on
it? Chances are that if it has a lot of miles you have uneven wear now on both the friction plate and the flywheel. Also, springs by
this time could be uneven in tension.

Brad (from the 4 Wheeling center of the universe, 4 corners USA)
I had both of those problems on my 89 YJ 4.2. The clutch problem was just that it needed to be bled. I also had the stalling problem for the longest time, I checked everything Sole-vac, both I/O manifolds, electronics, everything. The dealer (who I dont trust anymore) said my #5 cylinder was low on compression, that didnt check out to me, so I tested it and it was fine. Finally I decided to rebuild the carb, and that was it, it has never stalled since. The carb rebuild kit only ran me $12, whereas the dealer wanted to rebuild the whole engine for around $4000, by putting in 2 hours of work, I managed to save $3988.

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