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Unread 02-06-2002, 04:18 AM   #1
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I just got my 94 YJ back from the dealership after having the clutch and rearend redone (expensive!) I've only owned this Jeep for about a week (it's my first.) My first question is if it is normal for the clutch to engage very near to the end of the pedal movement or did the dealership just adjust it wrong? My other question is if it is normal to have problems downshifting into second from third with the manual, I have to be going very slow before I can get it to slip into second, it doesn't grind or anything so I don't believe it's the sycros. I've experianced this trait in other gearboxes as well (mostly large trucks) so I'm wondering if it's a Jeep thing or if my tranny's shot.

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88 Nissan Pickup 2.4L Lowrider
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Unread 02-06-2002, 11:40 AM   #2
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i have a 93 and the clitch is not adjustable, it has a hydraulic slave cylinder and i understand that they are supposed to adjust themselves.have no problems shifting mine
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Unread 02-06-2002, 05:23 PM   #3
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Rickr is correct. The clutch on a YJ is a hydraulic clutch with a master cylinder and slave cylinder. They are not adjustable. Did your shop replace the slave cylinder while they were in there? Most of the YJ's I have driven tend to actuate farther out in the pedal than I care for but not excessively so. Watch your fluid level in the master cylinder to make sure you are not leaking any. Check your receipt to see if the dealer replaced the master cylinder and the slave cylinder while they were in there. It is goodness if they did.
The down shift is a Jeep thing. Jeeps are trucks (originally 1/4 ton)
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Unread 02-06-2002, 07:25 PM   #4
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On a 94 the slave cylinder is external. So unlike the earlier years, it's not a huge deal if it's not replaced when the clutch is replaced.
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Unread 02-06-2002, 09:24 PM   #5
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Are you sure that they replace the clutch and if they did, was it with a new or rebuilt one. As for the downshifting, my YJ never had a problem but my CJ does. Try backing up for a few hundred feet and it will somehow "adjust" or something the syncros and should help you. Hope it helps.
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Unread 02-07-2002, 12:51 PM   #6
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I had the same problem in my 94 YJ!
I changed all the fluids to senthetic and
it help alot. good luck
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