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Unread 09-04-2009, 12:10 PM   #1
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Clutch pressed to floor to shift ?

I've only had the Jeep for a week. 60K miles, 5 spd. I've noticed I have to press the clutch pedal all the way to the floor/carpet in order to change gears. Is this normal? The Jeep was 100% stock when I bought it ...and doesn't appear to have been wheeled much, or at all. I figured the stock clutch should last 100K+ ? Then again it's a CA jeep and perhaps it has been used in lots of stop/go traffic.

The slave cyl is to the full mark, I checked. Is there any type of adjustment? Gears don't grind when I do shift but did notice I have to let the RPM fall off pretty good on 1-2nd shifts and shift slow or it will grind.

Does it sound like a new clutch is in my future ?

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Unread 09-04-2009, 12:14 PM   #2
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I always put the clutch in to the floor to shift. You could try double clutching if needed
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Unread 09-04-2009, 12:16 PM   #3
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Aren't you supposed to push it to the floor to shift.Does it take off as soon as the pedal leaves the floor?A Jeep clutch will last 200,000 miles.Jerry B"The King" had around 167,000 miles when he replaced his clutch and still had a ways to go.He rock crawls and smokes it.There is no adjustment and Jeeps normally grind going into any gear,especially 2nd.Have you been following Jerry B. to work?He tends to take the back roads.

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Unread 09-04-2009, 12:30 PM   #4
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You're supposed to push the clutch all the way in when you shift gears....
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Unread 09-04-2009, 12:32 PM   #5
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You're supposed to push the clutch all the way in when you shift gears....
You mean it's not like a motocross bike where you can hold the gas WFO and kick it into gear with no clutch.That sucks.
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Unread 09-04-2009, 02:47 PM   #6
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I guess I am used to driving my wife's diesel VW bug ...the clutch doesn't start engaging until about 3" off the floor in her car. Granted, I haven't driven a manual in years as I've had 3 Duramax pickups with autos since the last manual. In the Jeep the clutch starts engaging immediately off the floor. If it's normal then it's normal thus the reason I asked No, it doesn't shift like my 09 Husky 450 TXC

Out of curiosity, if the clutch is suppose to engage directly off the floor then why the extra 6-8" travel of the clutch pedal?
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Unread 09-04-2009, 02:56 PM   #7
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What RPM are you at and how fast are you trying shift? Jeep transmissions are slow and don't like hammering through the gears.

On my 04 the clutch starts just a bit off the floor and isn't fully engaged until about half way.
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Unread 09-04-2009, 03:00 PM   #8
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my clutch doesn't engage right off the floor, i can usually let off about 1-2" before it starts to engage. the only time i've had to go to the floor to shift was when my last truck's master cylinder started to leak fluid into the cab, and i had to pull over, refill the reservoir, and pump the clutch about 30 times just to be able to get in gear. i've never driven a manual vehicle that had a clutch that engaged right off the floor. maybe you should adjust your free-play so it's at a comfortable level for you.
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Unread 09-04-2009, 03:03 PM   #9
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I only have to push mine in at about 30% of the way to shift, if that. I dont like working my knee harder than I have to. Most of the time I just speed shift
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