Cost to replace clutch? - JeepForum.com

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 03-12-2012, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
bgoman
Registered User
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: High Point, NC
Posts: 271
Cost to replace clutch?

Could someone give me a rough estimate on replacing a clutch on a 2002 TJ if taken to a shop? Just blew it out tonight. Feel like an idiot cause I felt it slipping but it just didn't register. I'm a Triple AAA member and they have an auto center nearby so I'm hoping I might get some kind of discount. But, would it be hard to do myself? I did one in auto class a few years ago and my friends are very knowledgeable. Only problem is that I'm on a college campus so it'd have to be done in the parking lot without air tools. Thanks.

bgoman is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 03-12-2012, 11:10 PM
LiveAndLearn
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Buford
Posts: 3,664
its really easy on a jeep. dont really need air tools at all.
LiveAndLearn is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 03-13-2012, 03:09 AM
TheBoogieman
Disturbed
 
TheBoogieman's Avatar
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: CharlottesHELL
Posts: 34,149
Not too hard if you have a tranny jack and a friend.My buddy paid $650 to have his clutch replaced(clutch kit with new fork,master and slave cylinders too).

p.s. If you DIY,don't overtorque the pressure plates bolts or you'll be very sorry when you go to drive it.

I need some door surrounds. PM me if you know where I can get some used ones for a decent price.
TheBoogieman is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 03-13-2012, 06:22 AM
taztj
Registered User
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 124
I was qouted at $625 once. I ended up doing it myself. Do replace all the components the kit comes with since you are at it (throwup bearing, plate, fork and what not). Do rent a tranny jack and NOT a jack adaptor. I had the transmission slip twice with the adaptor and almost lost my arm. Biggest PITA was removing the torx screws on the top of the bellhouse and realingninig the dam transmission. Good luck
taztj is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 03-13-2012, 06:26 AM
Muddeprived
Registered User
 
Muddeprived's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Wexford, PA
Posts: 5,462
Is there a write-up on the web somewhere for this fix? I'd like to bookmark it for future references. I just got a 99 with 81k miles so I'm assuming I'll need to do some work on the clutch in the next few years depending on how nice I am to it.

2001 XJ Sport 4.5" LA

1999 TJ 2.5L 5spd 2" lift
Muddeprived is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 03-13-2012, 06:32 AM
NotURMailman
Web Wheeler
 
NotURMailman's Avatar
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: 'Round Here
Posts: 7,249
It is not that hard to do, even without a tranny jack.

If you don't have a tranny jack, buy enough fluid to change the tranny and t-case oil.

Drain the t-case and remove it fro the tranny.

Drain the tranny.

With the tranny drained you can lay on your back and lift up on the tranny while you slide it back off of the engine, assuming you are of reasonable strength.

It's not the idea method, but I did quite a few clutches like that in my younger days.

Just be careful, and only attempt this if you feel comfortable lifting the tranny!!!!
Don't try to be a tough guy and lift a trany that is too heavy for you!!!
I do not know you and do not know if you are capable of this or not!!!


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
equipped... And loving it!

I drive on the right side, what's wrong with you?


Quote:
Originally Posted by Deacon View Post
It's difficult to take you seriously. It's like you're an easily perturbed autistic teenager who's drunk typing the whole time.
NotURMailman is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 03-13-2012, 09:57 AM
Muddeprived
Registered User
 
Muddeprived's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Wexford, PA
Posts: 5,462
Quote:
Originally Posted by NotURMailman View Post
It is not that hard to do, even without a tranny jack.

If you don't have a tranny jack, buy enough fluid to change the tranny and t-case oil.

Drain the t-case and remove it fro the tranny.

Drain the tranny.

With the tranny drained you can lay on your back and lift up on the tranny while you slide it back off of the engine, assuming you are of reasonable strength.

It's not the idea method, but I did quite a few clutches like that in my younger days.

Just be careful, and only attempt this if you feel comfortable lifting the tranny!!!!
Don't try to be a tough guy and lift a trany that is too heavy for you!!!
I do not know you and do not know if you are capable of this or not!!!
That's pretty much what we did when we swapped in a used 3 speed auto in my old 2000 TJ. It was pretty heavy BUT not heavy enough to crush me. Is the 3 speed auto heavier than the 5 speed manual?

2001 XJ Sport 4.5" LA

1999 TJ 2.5L 5spd 2" lift
Muddeprived is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 03-13-2012, 12:18 PM
happymudder10
Registered User
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 898
Quote:
Originally Posted by Muddeprived View Post
Is there a write-up on the web somewhere for this fix? I'd like to bookmark it for future references. I just got a 99 with 81k miles so I'm assuming I'll need to do some work on the clutch in the next few years depending on how nice I am to it.
Here you go:

http://4x4xplor.com/clutch.html

Just a traveling cat in a tall black hat riding a goat. Nothing to see here.
happymudder10 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
How much should a new clutch cost to replace? Dfrugia YJ Wrangler Technical Forum 3 12-04-2011 08:09 AM
Cost to replace ring and pinion Porchdog JK Wrangler Technical Forum 21 04-05-2011 04:36 PM
Average cost to replace a clutch tj7695 YJ Wrangler Technical Forum 26 03-03-2011 06:26 PM
Cost to replace exhaust manifold? shaggy105 TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 3 04-03-2009 03:17 PM
Average cost to replace clutch in 94 4.0? Tony1 YJ Wrangler Technical Forum 4 12-10-2003 12:11 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome