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Unread 08-04-2013, 08:31 AM   #1
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XJ Weird Clutch Issue

Having a weird issue with the clutch in my 96 XJ.
Day to day my clutch works fine and engages normally (maybe a little low).
When I use the Jeep for hauling or heavy work, the engagment of the pedal changes a bit.
Sometimes after coming to a stop with the clutch engaged, I can't get it into 1st. When I can after pumping the clutch a bit, the clutch releases immediately after I move the pedal, not where it normally is.
If I let it sit for a few hours its fine again for a while.
I've checked the fluid and I'm not down or losing any.
The clutch feels nice and strong and doesn't slip.

Initially I thought it might have been the slave cylinder, but I'm thinking more of the clutch. What would cause the varying engagement points on the clutch? The PO had the clutch done, but I don't know how long ago that was. Could have been 6-7 years.

Any ideas?

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Unread 08-04-2013, 09:00 AM   #2
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Clutch master. There is a check valve on the end of the piston that wears out and requires either pumping the petal or stomping it really hard to get it to release.

I'd say that's where your issue is.
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Unread 08-04-2013, 09:19 AM   #3
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Does it make sense just to replace the Master / Slave as a combo? Or just the Master?
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Unread 08-04-2013, 09:21 AM   #4
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I would just replace the master. I had to replace mine in my 95 a couple years ago for the same problem.
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