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post #1 of 6 Old 12-08-2008, 05:40 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 6 Old 12-08-2008, 08:11 AM
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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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post #3 of 6 Old 12-08-2008, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks I'll try
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Check to make sure you are using the correct fluid too !


Do it right the first time !
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post #5 of 6 Old 05-20-2009, 08:39 AM
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had the same need to replace the Clutch master & slave cylinders. should fix it
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post #6 of 6 Old 05-20-2009, 09:50 AM
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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.

Most people don't see the light till they feel the heat.
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