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post #1 of 5 Old 02-01-2009, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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Jeep XJ manual transmission Guru's I need your help, Clutch pedal is froZen

So I was driving my
1999 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L I6 5 speed manual, 4wd

this morning and out of no where I went to shift and the clutch pedal was completely frozen, it would not depress at all.

I parked it in a parking lot and left it for a few hours and just went back to see if anything changed. Nothing!

The clutch pedal is completely stuck in the up position.

Any ideas of whats going on?
I was thinking clutch master but I am not sure, or sure of how to check it.

So any ideas would be helpful, thanks in advance


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post #2 of 5 Old 02-04-2009, 09:24 AM Thread Starter
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bump anyone have any ideas?

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post #3 of 5 Old 02-04-2009, 12:59 PM
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Start by trying to bleed the clutch MC

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the rod that goes from the slave cylinder into the clutch could have somehow worked loose...on the drivers side of the trans you will see a cylinder that is about the size of a big magic marker with a cable coming out of it...it is held in by two bolts...thats the slave cylinder and there is a rod that comes out of the end of that and depresses the clutch disc..had that problem with my 95...start by checking simple stuff like the fluids and everything...if that doesnt do it..remove the bolts and CAREFULLY pull the slave cylinder out...you do NOT want the rod and rubber boot to end up in the trans so make sure you are carful pulling it out...with it out carefully try pushing the rod into the cylinder and also have some one slowly depress the clutch pedal..if the rod moves in and out smoothly then it somehow got out of alignment...slip it back into the trans gently and feel for it to kind of "thwump" into place..tighten the bolts and try the pedal..if it doesnt fix it its a more serious issue...maybe flexplate

ps..if you cant move the rod at all either way then get a new slave cylinder
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X2, sounds like a master to pedal linkage issue or slave to fork rod problem. Get under the dash and look to see if the rod is caught on something or bound up.

It could also be a stuck throwout bearing/arm...but I wouls thing that would allow the pedal to move a little.....

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