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Unread 07-23-2013, 05:55 PM   #1
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Disappointed in my CJ5 today... :(

Yep, first time in years,
Now it didn't leave me stranded
And I got done what I started to do. Without even fixing it yet...
It started right up, idled perfect even after weeks of 95% humidity and rain every day.

But....
When i tried to put it in gear, it would not shift into any gear.

Stopped the engine and it would shift fine.

uh oh

Been there with my old F-250...
Maybe it's mad at me because I haven't driven it in months...
Maybe it's mad because I spent some time on the KJ this week...

Any takers on what's wrong?



( I bet Lumpy gets it....)

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Unread 07-23-2013, 06:12 PM   #2
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Pilot bushing or Throwout bearing maybe?

I had my OEM pilot bushing go dry and wouldn't allow the transmission to stop turning no matter how many times I pushed the clutch in. Made a screeching noise however every time the clutch pedal was depressed.
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Unread 07-23-2013, 06:37 PM   #3
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Clutch bellcrank problem or clutch fork rod bent or broke?
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Unread 07-23-2013, 07:53 PM   #4
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Clutch plate stuck to the flywheel?
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Unread 07-23-2013, 08:07 PM   #5
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Wow you guys are good.
Yeah, clutch frozen to the flywheel.
All this humidity rusted the clutch to the flywheel.
Now to break it apart.
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Unread 07-23-2013, 08:12 PM   #6
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I get this with my Triumph TR6 every once in while after sitting. The clutch plate gets stuck to the flywheel. How I fix it is easy. The the engine and let it run for a 1/2 hour or so, so it get hot. Then press the clutch and see if it releases. If not, turn it off, remove the coil wire so it does not start, put it in 1st or rev press the clutch and turn the key. The tork of the engine breaks it free.
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Unread 07-23-2013, 10:57 PM   #7
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Wow you guys are good.
Yeah, clutch frozen to the flywheel.
All this humidity rusted the clutch to the flywheel.
Now to break it apart.
Starting it in gear usually takes care of it. BTDT.
Didn't see this sooner because the grandkids were over. The oldest just got her DL.
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Unread 07-24-2013, 03:47 AM   #8
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I did that, It happily started and drove off to were I needed to park it.

I think it's gonna take a little aggressiveness with the clutch down and the accelerator pinned.
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Unread 07-24-2013, 11:46 AM   #9
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John, you have the mechanical clutch linkage, correct?
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Unread 07-24-2013, 12:30 PM   #10
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Yep, Checked to make sure it wasn't dangling first.

hmmm...
May need to be sure the clutch rod didn't punch through clutch arm like it did one year...


Did I mention I live in the rust belt???
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Unread 07-24-2013, 01:43 PM   #11
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This does sound like, it's more than a stuck plate........
Have you pushed the clutch in, while the tranny is in 1st gear, and hit the starter motor?
That's the most I have ever had to do to free one up.
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Unread 07-24-2013, 04:26 PM   #12
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YEah, that's how I moved it. It didn't free it up but I got it moved out of the way of what i was doing.
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Unread 07-24-2013, 04:32 PM   #13
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John-Sorry to say this. I think it's more than a 'stuck' plate.
Have you checked the bellcrank and it's housing?
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Unread 07-24-2013, 05:45 PM   #14
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YEah, that's how I moved it. It didn't free it up but I got it moved out of the way of what i was doing.
So it is indeed a stuck clutch problem? You drove with the clutch in?

There is a lot of area on the clutch so I think that could still be your problem. Floor the gas and brake at the same time.
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Unread 07-24-2013, 06:36 PM   #15
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Bell crank OK, Rods are the heim joint style.
Pulled the boot and checked the TOB was moving.
PP fingers moving.

I think it's mad the Lib got the new GPS.
CJ's are as bad as women...
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