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Unread 11-01-2010, 12:08 AM   #1
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New Jeep Owner! Questions questions

Hey so I'm new to the forum, N driver, just got my first vehicle which happens to be a 92 YJ. Which I love. Although I've got a few problems which I know little about. Fairly inexperienced so I'm looking for some advice even if my questions are a bit pathetic.

My clutch is fairly new, but after driving it for a couple of days it was hard to get into gear. I couldn't get out of first so when this happened I had to drive home in 1st gear, luckily it wasn't too far. I bled it once and it worked mint for a couple of days but then I had the same problem again. I took it to a family mechanic since I still could drive it somewhat it was just tough tol put into gear and once I hit a stop sign I just have to fiddle with the clutch to get it into gear. We bled it there and he said it could be a leak in a hydraulic or something. So I took it home and it worked for a few days again, but now I'm having the same problem. Has anyone else come across this same problem? My brake fluid in the slave doesn't get too low quickly but after a few days it's a little lower. I'll have to drop the transmission to get to where he think the leak may be.

Also it's kind of cosmetic, but my windshield wipers won't function when set on delay. They have to be set at 1 or 2 to move. Not the biggest problem in the world but it's a bit annoying watching my wipers fly across the windshield when it's just a bit of rain. Will I hhave to replace the whole component to fix this or has anybody been able to discover a quick fix or adjustment with this same problem.

Third inquiry is i've heard some owners with a 4-cylinder have troubles getting up to 100km/h. But I find I have the same problem with my straight 6. Usually when going flat I have to floor it to even get to 90 or so. The only time I can get above 100 is once I hit a bit of a downwards slope. Is this what all Jeeps are like? I wasn't expecting a race car, but hey, better to ask right!

Thanks, like I said, new to the whole Jeep thing. I've been driving the parents Equinox and gotta say I can't imagine buying a car later on after owning my Jeep.

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Unread 11-01-2010, 12:14 AM   #2
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My clutch recently did the same thing all at once... turns out I had lost a few bellhousing bolts. Oil level in the transmission will also have an effect. Check both

On the third question my jeep also got the same way, my fix turned out to be a new muffler and a "serviced" catalytic converter. The muffler had actually came apart inside
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Unread 11-01-2010, 12:28 AM   #3
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Unread 11-01-2010, 12:31 AM   #4
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I had the exact same problem with my hydraulic clutch cylinders, I never figured out where it was in the cylinders or line. I just decided to replace the whole assembly.
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Unread 11-01-2010, 12:37 AM   #5
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As far as the clutch is concerned. I had a similar problem on my 92 Ranger. Found out that the clutch master cylinder (slave cylinder) had an internal leak in the seals. It would keep its prime for a few days, but then after a few days it lost it again.
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Unread 11-01-2010, 12:37 PM   #6
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Yeah, MPsoldier that sounds like basically the same thing mine's been screwy with. Krochus does your Jeep have much more pep than it did before you replaced the muffler? How much did you end up putting into it? $9/hour puts me in a bad position here!
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Unread 11-01-2010, 12:57 PM   #7
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Yeah, MPsoldier that sounds like basically the same thing mine's been screwy with. Krochus does your Jeep have much more pep than it did before you replaced the muffler? How much did you end up putting into it? $9/hour puts me in a bad position here!
oH YEAH!

Night and day diffrence!!! Before mine would run ok up to about 2K RPM past that it wouldn't fall on it's face but at the same time it just had NO torque to carry speed or accelerate with. Now it pulls HARD right up to the redline and is eager to rev above 2k

I did the work myself, a sawzall, a couple clamps, a $22 oriellies muffler, a couple misc reducers and an afternoon.

I'm convinced it was my trashed muffler, which looked good on the outside but everything had come loose on the inside. The cat looked good but got "serviced" none the less.
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Unread 11-01-2010, 01:09 PM   #8
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Glad to hear that, although I can get up to 100km/h, if I were flat out on a straight stretch I wouldn't be able to get above it ever it would just stay floored. Yours can pass that no problem then?
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