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Unread 11-16-2008, 04:54 PM   #1
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Well here goes more money.......

Ok so me and my friends went camping last night and brought the jeeps out. Mine did great and this was really the first time I had put it through some good mud holes. Well the last hole is known to everyone as the 50 50 whole. Seemed more like the 70 30 to me but I tried anyway. I got stuck and had to be pulled out. While I was in the mud hole all the sudden I could make the tires spin anymore. It feels like the clutch is in all the time. I can float through all the gears and nothing happens. Tried 4lo 4hi and 2wd still nothing. The jeep runs but nothing will engage. I have no clue what this could be other than its going to cost more money.

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Unread 11-16-2008, 05:18 PM   #2
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I would go back to basics. Double check underneath for any visible leaks or breaks on driveline and tranny/t-case areas. Then start it up, make sure your clutch is working correctly with all the linkage engaged and disengaged. Next I would try to shift thru the gears with the t-case in neutral. then try with the t-case engaged in all. Go thru the fundamentals and try to eliminate any of the problematic areas and post back.
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Unread 11-16-2008, 05:23 PM   #3
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Yeah I tried those things. I couldnt see much through all of the mud. But I did go through all of the gears every way that I could. Also my clutch went to feeling really mushy at the very bottom and the clutch is only 3 weeks old.
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Unread 11-16-2008, 05:38 PM   #4
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probably got mud or a rock in the clutch
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Unread 11-16-2008, 07:38 PM   #5
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how hard is that to check or should I take it to the shop?
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Unread 11-16-2008, 11:09 PM   #6
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how hard is that to check or should I take it to the shop?
How mechanical are you...? Then the next question is do you want to spend the money to have a shop look at it for something that just may be lodged in there preventing the clutch from working?
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Unread 11-17-2008, 06:03 AM   #7
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On a scale from 1-10 on how mechanical I am......probably looking at a 3 maybe 4. hahaha
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Unread 11-17-2008, 06:21 AM   #8
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Are you running with the two piece axles, hub with nut?
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Unread 11-17-2008, 07:13 AM   #9
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I am not sure....are you asking if I have to get out and lock the hubs? As far as I know everything is the stock set up for a 1980 4 cyl.
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Unread 11-17-2008, 07:28 AM   #10
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The two piece axle is prone to spin at the hub.
Check at the center of the rear hub for a plastic dust cover over the nut which presses the hub onto the shaft. maybe time for a one piece axle mod.
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Unread 11-17-2008, 07:52 AM   #11
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Sounds expensive about like everything else...haha. If that was the case wouldnt you think the front tires would turn?
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Unread 11-17-2008, 08:53 AM   #12
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have you checked your headlight stabalizer?
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Unread 11-17-2008, 01:24 PM   #13
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anymore ideas? mechanic said on the phone it could be the transfer case. anyone know how much those run?
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Unread 11-17-2008, 01:27 PM   #14
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cheap to alot, depends on where you find it. Could find it on ebay or craigslist for a couple hundred
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Unread 11-17-2008, 06:38 PM   #15
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you could float thru the gears without engaging the clutch? and your sure its running. Sounds pretty broken. Could be anything. Nothing has to cost money unless you let it.
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