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Unread 03-28-2013, 08:01 PM   #1
marksud
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Shifting/Clutch Trouble

So I finally got the jeep running nice. Tuned my new carb and ready to hit the road. After driving down the street I started having trouble shifting into gear, and by the time I drove back to the house I couldn't put the CJ into gear with the clutch fully pressed to the floor. Is this a clutch linkage problem? It seemed to be getting progressively worse for a while, so I am wondering if it's been coming out of it's "happy place" for a while. Anything I'm missing? What do you guys think?

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Unread 03-28-2013, 08:52 PM   #2
Vitabrevis
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Is there any resistance in the clutch pedal? When I was out wheeling the clutch linkage on my CJ7 got lose and it felt like there was no resistance in the clutch pedal and would obviously not let me shift.
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Unread 03-28-2013, 09:22 PM   #3
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I think all I'm feeling in the clutch is my foot working against the resistance of the spring... sounds like a clutch linkage to you?
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Unread 03-28-2013, 10:52 PM   #4
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There should be a lot of resistance in the clutch. Just follow the clutch linkage and see whats loose it's not complicated at all.
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Unread 03-29-2013, 12:10 AM   #5
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Check your drivers side body mount also. They tend to get rusty and soft over time and a clutch pivet bracket is bolted to it.
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