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post #1 of 4 Old 10-22-2002, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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clutch question

while 4 wheeling this weekend my jeeps clutch became inoperable and i had to crank it in gear to get home, well after talking to a mechanic he said that it was the master cylinder so i changed it. Now its like i dont have a full clutch and is hard to put in gears, i need to bleed the lines again but i was told that there was a possibility that there was an adjustment shaft attached to my slave cylinder( external this is on a 95 yj, 4cyl) that applied pressure to the pressure plate and that this could be the problem. What do ya'll think??

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post #2 of 4 Old 10-22-2002, 05:54 PM
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if your master cylinder went then your slave is probably going to

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post #3 of 4 Old 10-22-2002, 08:19 PM
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I would recommend bleeding the lines again before you get too worried. When I installed mine, I thought that I had it all bled and when I first tried it I couldn't get it in gear - I then said some choice words since I didn't want to take it all apart again. Then I decided to bleed it again and as soon as I cracked the bleeder it let a bunch of air out and then worked fine.

I can't speak as to the external slave, but the internal doesn't have any sort of an "adjustment shaft." I agree with UglySkunk; I would replace both the master and the slave (especially since yours is external) since if one goes the other is probably close behind.

Hopefully it is the master and slave and not something to do the throwout bearing, clutch fork, clutch disk, pressure plate, ect. HTH and good luck!


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I had the same problem a few weeks ago. I had my mechanic test the master by testing it with vaccuum. It was fine but my slave was shot. I think they call it the 'clutch release' bearing or something like that. I had it all replaced and i have no problems right now. Personally, i think it was the slave in the first place cuz i had to pump my clutch to build up enough pressure to get it into gear until i had it fixed.

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