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Unread 12-08-2008, 05:40 AM   #1
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Clutch will not engage in cold weather

I have a 1985 cj7 4cyl with hyd. clutch and during the cold it will not engage. Is this an easy/cheap fix?

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Unread 12-08-2008, 08:11 AM   #2
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I would drain out the fluid and put some fresh fluid in there. Sounds like yours may be contaminated with water.

Try opening the bleeder and see if it moves all the way back and that it's not some other mechanical problem
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Unread 12-08-2008, 02:19 PM   #3
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Thanks I'll try
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Unread 12-08-2008, 03:40 PM   #4
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Check to make sure you are using the correct fluid too !
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Unread 05-20-2009, 08:39 AM   #5
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had the same problem...you need to replace the Clutch master & slave cylinders. should fix it
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Unread 05-20-2009, 09:50 AM   #6
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MAKE SURE YOU USE CORRECT FLUID. There are two type. that old should use a DOT3, new clutches can use DOT4 which are not the same. DOT3 will eat the seals on 4 and you will need to replace everything.
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