Jeep Wrangler:

'01 WRANGLER 4.0 MANUAL CLUTCH PROBLEMS

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# 1  5/5/2010 5:51 PM

swintek
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'01 WRANGLER 4.0 MANUAL CLUTCH PROBLEMS

Mechanic replaced master cylinder, slave & line component and 1st test drive car ran perfect. 2ND test, clutch wouldn't disengage. Unit was bled and it ran perfect on 3rd test, but on 4Th test same disengagement problem !!!!!!! Mechanic says it must be the clutch !!!

Question is : Can any clutch component part IE: clutch, cover, throwout bearing be bad and perform fine as in test drives 1 & 3 ?????? Or am I'm being hosed by the mechanic ??????

Thanks for any help on this !!!!!!!!!

PS: Only 93k mi. And never had any clutch problems before

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# 2  5/5/2010 11:11 PM

TechHelp2
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Re: '01 WRANGLER 4.0 MANUAL CLUTCH PROBLEMS

If it works then it doesn't and it keeps going back and forth it's usually a sign that air is getting in the line or it is leaking.

To see if the clutch line is free of air you need to physically look at the slave cylinder and fork operation to see if it is moving in its full range of motion. If air is in the line the fork and slave cylinder will not move enough to disengage the clutch.

If the operation of the hydraulic parts of the clutch are in factory specs then removing the clutch components for inspection will be required.

Clutch release or engagement problems are caused by wear or damage to one or more clutch components. A visual inspection of the release components will usually reveal the problem part.

Release problems can result in hard shifting and noise. Items to look for are: leaks at the clutch cylinders and interconnecting line; which you already had done, leaking rear main seal, loose slave cylinder bolts; worn/loose release fork and pivot stud; damaged release bearing; and a worn clutch disc, or pressure plate.

If you don't trust your mechanic then maybe an inspection from a new mechanic wouldn't be a bad idea.

Last edited by TechHelp2 (5/5/2010 11:17 PM)


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