Okay...mine has a similar issue now. Some time this summer...May or June I think it was...one of the little U shaped clips that held one of the pressure lines (don't remember if it was the bleed line or the one from the master cylinder) fell out of my slave cylinder, causing the clutch to lose pressure and completely stop functioning. Even though the old slave cylinder looked to be just fine, I bought a new one from Autozone and installed it. Well...my clutch has felt kinda sketchy lately so tonight my dad and I were bleeding it again to make sure that wasn't the issue when BAM!!, pedal to the floor and brake fluid running out of the front of the bellhousing. Obviously something else could have happened, and until I get time to rip the transmission out of the Jeep again I won't know for sure, but I'm guessing that the pressure line retainer clip fell out again.
Has anyone else ever experienced this problem? If that is the problem and not a defective or blow slave cylinder, wouldn't a hose clamp or something around those little U shaped clips work to keep them in? I don't really have a desire to spend $400 or something ridiculous on a clutch that's going between a gutless four cylinder and crappy transmission, but I don't really have a desire to pull the tranny again either, especially not soon...
'90 YJ - 2.5, AX-5, 231, open 30, 8.8 w/ Detroit, 3.5", 33's...
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