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Unread 11-23-2013, 11:22 AM   #1
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No pressure behind Clutch

When I push in my clutch there is little to no pressure behind it. I have been reading about the slave cylinder and such, but every time someone has had a problem with that the jeep won't go into gear. However, mine will go into gear without me pushing on the clutch, or at least it seems like it goes into gear. Also, when I try to start it, it doesn't try to do anything. It's like when you try to start it without having the clutch pushed in, so it also seems like the clutch isn't engaging. But how can it go into gear if the clutch isn't engaging?

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Unread 11-24-2013, 01:04 AM   #2
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When I push in my clutch there is little to no pressure behind it. I have been reading about the slave cylinder and such, but every time someone has had a problem with that the jeep won't go into gear. However, mine will go into gear without me pushing on the clutch, or at least it seems like it goes into gear. Also, when I try to start it, it doesn't try to do anything. It's like when you try to start it without having the clutch pushed in, so it also seems like the clutch isn't engaging. But how can it go into gear if the clutch isn't engaging?

It is easy to crash change the gearbox into a gear without the clutch depressed....standard procedure when limping home without a working clutch.

Lets get some facts here:

You say when you try to start it it does not do anything...ie. the engine does not turn over? The clutch overide switch sits on the shaft inside the cabin that is attached to the clutch pedal...maybe that shaft has come disconnected from the pedal itself so the overide switch is not working...have a good look inside to check if everything at the clutch pedal is in order.

If you put the transfer case into 4 LO you should be able to start the engine without pushing the clutch in...this is so that if you are stalled on the trail on a steep slope you can start the Jeep in 4 LO and in gear without using the clutch which is the best way to get out of that situation.

It does not sound like it has anything to do with the slave/master cylinder seeing as it does not start but you can have a look at the fluid level in the clutch resevoir which is is up against the firewall under the hood...in direct line with the clutch pedal.....there are instructions on the resevoir on how to fill to the correct level.
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Unread 11-24-2013, 01:44 PM   #3
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4LO is for 4-wheel drives correct? Mine isn't 4 wheel drive =/
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Unread 11-25-2013, 01:52 AM   #4
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4LO is for 4-wheel drives correct? Mine isn't 4 wheel drive =/
OK ignore that then.....have a look at the clutch pedal assembly to see if everything is still connected properly.
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Unread 11-28-2013, 10:10 PM   #5
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Did you check the fluid in the clutch master cylinder? Start there....
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Unread 11-30-2013, 02:47 PM   #6
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The fluid level seems to be fine, however, I did notice that there is some oil dripping under the jeep. It's not a lot of it, but there is some. Idk if that has anything to do with it.
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Unread 12-01-2013, 02:28 AM   #7
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If the Jeep is not cranking, you need to have a close look at the clutch interlock switch located on the shaft of the clutch pedal inside the cabin....not cranking and a "soft" pedal must have something in common.....you can short out the switch to see if the engine turns over and then try drive it
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Unread 11-14-2014, 01:37 PM   #8
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it was the same problem

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Unread 11-14-2014, 06:59 PM   #9
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2004 Jeep Liberty Won't Move But Shifts Without Clutch In

Vehicle will not move but shifts through gears with clutch NOT depressed. This was after switching from 2wd to 4wd and parking it at the store. Noise was coming from tranny or clutch maybe. Came out of store and it does not move anymore. It was below zero here that night.

Any ideas?

Thanks.
This is confusing, can you start a new thread instead of hijacking this one?
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