Originally Posted by TerryHawk
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.