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Unread 03-12-2012, 10:59 PM   #1
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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.

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Unread 03-12-2012, 11:10 PM   #2
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its really easy on a jeep. dont really need air tools at all.
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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.
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Unread 03-13-2012, 06:22 AM   #4
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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
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Unread 03-13-2012, 06:26 AM   #5
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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.
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Unread 03-13-2012, 06:32 AM   #6
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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!!!
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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?
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Unread 03-13-2012, 12:18 PM   #8
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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
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