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Unread 06-02-2007, 11:05 AM   #1
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Possible Clutch Problems???

I was wondering if some of you guys might be able to help me diagnose a problem. I have a 78' CJ5, 304 V8, 3 spd and just recently the clutch has been making a grinding sound everytime I shift gears. It used to shift very smoothly and now it seems that I have to force it in gear and when I do, it wants to make that grinding sound. What might this be? I just had the clutch replaced last year. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!

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Unread 06-02-2007, 12:13 PM   #2
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Check clutch linkage first. It could need a clutch linkage adjustment or it might be time to put new synchronizers in the trans. If it does it in all gears, and it started suddenly, chances are it is just a linkage adjustment. Get down under your Jeep by the bell housing. There should be a rod that can be adjusted to set throwout free play. Crank it out a bit and see if that helps your problem.
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Unread 06-02-2007, 12:16 PM   #3
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I would start with a tranny oil change.
Then look into the master/slave cylinders.
Only then after all of that has failed synchros.

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Unread 06-02-2007, 12:31 PM   #4
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Then look into the master/slave cylinders.
He's got a '78.
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Unread 06-02-2007, 12:36 PM   #5
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I take it they had linkage?
In that case check it's adjustment as previously suggested.

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Unread 06-07-2007, 05:21 PM   #6
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Alright gentlemen. I went out and took a look under my Jeep and found a big puddle of transmission fluid on the floor underneath it which explains the grinding sound when changing gears. My next question is other than the drain and fill plugs, where else could the transmission fluid be leaking from? Could this be an indicator of a big problem? The reason I ask is that the transmission fluid didn't seem to be leaking from the drain plug. As always, any input is appreciated.
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Unread 06-07-2007, 05:36 PM   #7
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Is it leaking from the front or rear of the tranny? It may be that one of the seals has gone bad.
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