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Unread 06-09-2014, 08:30 PM   #1
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Replacing the Clutch on '02 TJ

I drive (not currently obviously) an '02 TJ Sport 4.0 L 6 cylinder. The throw out bearing, among the master and slave cylinders, broke. Therefore, since my brother, who has experience working on cars and changing clutches, and I, who am somewhat car illiterate, am removing and replacing the clutch along with the throw out bearing. Which brand and/or type of clutch should I replace it with? I'm looking for a mix of value and performance, but more towards value as I don't have all that big of a budget to spend on it. Which brand clutches have you put in your wranglers? How have they worked?
Also, are there any good instructional websites and/or videos that would help me with this process?
Thanks for the advice,
-Dane

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Unread 06-09-2014, 08:43 PM   #2
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Luk or Sach check Rockauto for prices.

There used to be concern over plastic being used on the Luk throwout bearing, I don't know where everyone stands on this now?
I recently saw a post from a trusted source that said it was a non issue, could use feedback please.
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Unread 06-09-2014, 09:00 PM   #3
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I only use LuK clutches in my shop. I've had no issues with throwout bearings in multiple kit installs.

I also use the complete pre-bled master/slave kits, usually the Dorman ones.

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No one here knows what they are talking about. You should try Pirate 4x4 they will be happy to help you.

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Unread 06-10-2014, 05:13 AM   #4
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I had a plastic throwout snap after only 15k miles on the clutch. Replaced with a Valeo kit, good so far.

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Unread 06-10-2014, 07:35 AM   #5
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do not have the flywheel surfaced!
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Unread 06-10-2014, 08:46 AM   #6
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do not have the flywheel surfaced!
agreed. If you have a lot of miles on the jeep pay the extra 100 or so for a new flywheel. Good time to change your rear main seal on the engine too. Easy to do.
The clutch job actually is a piece of cake and you should help with the job. Nothing more priceless than learning something about your vehicle. It's one of the things I enjoy with being a jeeper. Building, wheeling, breaking, fixing, wheeling.

Also when your done do yourself a favor and get some quality trans oil. Your shift will be much smoother.
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Unread 06-10-2014, 03:13 PM   #7
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Awesome advice guys thanks.
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