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Unread 04-22-2002, 01:07 PM   #1
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Double Clutching????

I've noticed that when driving on the street, my jeep (94 2.5L w/ AX-5) shifts better if I double clutch. It is especially noticable when shifting from 1-2 and 2-3 when accelerating. If I don't double clutch, I can feel the gears mesh when shifting.

Won't double clutching wear it out faster? Also, is it common to feel the gears on these? My jeep only has 55K on it, so the clutch shouldn't be worn out yet. I haven't changed the tranny oil yet (haven't owned it very long), do you think that would help?

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Unread 04-22-2002, 01:23 PM   #2
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My jeep has an ax15, not the same as yours but I have trouble with second gear doing the same thing. I have talked to others that do too. I had it rebuilt recently and told them to put in a new sincronizer for 2nd gear. It came from the shop no better off. If Jeep (R) sees fit to build a Rubicon edition of Wrangler copying from what they see the real jeep builders doing, why don't they put in a decent transmission?
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Unread 04-22-2002, 03:10 PM   #3
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okay, ......WHAT IS DOUBLE CLUTCHING?.....yeah yeha i've seen it on fast and the furious and everything but I've never taken the time to figure it out. Anybody have a good explanation?
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Unread 04-22-2002, 03:36 PM   #4
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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by Tommy Graves:
<strong>Won't double clutching wear it out faster? Also, is it common to feel the gears on these? My jeep only has 55K on it, so the clutch shouldn't be worn out yet. I haven't changed the tranny oil yet (haven't owned it very long), do you think that would help?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">I don't know if that is normal for your car, but I do know about double clutching. It will not wear it out faster. In fact, it is better for your car to double clutch - the gears mesh together better and more smootly, and it helps to extend the life of your tranny. It also is very good for your engine.

Double clutching is when you press in the clutch, shift to neutral, let out the clutch, wait until the RPMs of your engine die down, then press the clutch again and then shift into the next gear. And this all happens very quickly. It is good for your engine because it is better to engage into the next gear at a lower engine RPM speed.

With recent transmissions (auto and manual), this is not really too necessary. If it helps to make it shift better, and you don't mind doing it, then is it good. But since newer trannys are made well, and the gears generally mesh pretty well without double clutching, then it is a waste of time for normal driving.
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Unread 04-22-2002, 03:58 PM   #5
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You said that it probably wasn't your clutch because it only has 55,000 miles on it, but you also said you haven't had the jeep that long. The clutch could be worn out from the previous owner use/ abuse???
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Unread 04-22-2002, 05:26 PM   #6
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I would definitely have it checked out. Even with "only" 55k the clutch can be shot - (like the previous poster said: you never know what the previous owner did to the car)

If you continue driving like that for long (without double clutching) - you can do serious damage to your transmission - and you don't wanna do that...

Or - you keep on double clutching (which is a pain in the a$$)
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Unread 04-23-2002, 10:30 AM   #7
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You should definitely not have to double clutch on ANY tranny, no matter what year it is. A PITA and could be unsafe in certain times when you need a quick response and you may be in between gears playing "games", LOL.

I'd definitely have it looked at, probably your synchros. Our cars/Jeeps have never been designed so that it is necessary to double clutch. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
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Unread 04-23-2002, 08:14 PM   #8
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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by 4wheeler4CJ:
<strong>Our cars/Jeeps have never been designed so that it is necessary to double clutch. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">What about street jeeps? Ewww....
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Unread 04-25-2002, 03:37 PM   #9
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LOL, nah, they probably run a Honda Civic 4-junk with a 6" diamter Chainsaw Tip, LOL! No double-clutching required there, LOL!
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