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Unread 10-09-2013, 01:25 PM   #1
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2012 JK Clutch Issue

Hi all, new to the forum here!

I have a 2012 JK 2 door wtih about 44000km on it.

Just this morning I noticed that the clutch wasn't operating properly. Rather than being as deep as it usually is and engaging rather early, it was loose for the top half to 3/4 of the stroke and only engaging near the bottom. It seemed to shift fine, and there didn't seem to be any noises or any feelings/vibrations out of the ordinary.

Has anyone else had this problem? Anyone have any advice on what to do/look for? I am going to take it in next week if it doesn't go away.

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Unread 10-10-2013, 12:20 PM   #2
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Check fluid level and any air that might have entered into line, maybe bleed the line out?...that would be a start IMO.

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Unread 10-10-2013, 01:40 PM   #3
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On my way home last night from work the slave cylinder went completely, and I was unable to shift at all. Had my Jeep towed to the shop since I was about an hour from home, they fixed it today under warranty so all is good in the world.

I've seen quite a few posts about the exact symptoms I experience yesterday but it seems like its mostly older Jeeps, crazy that it happened at 42000km on a '12.

Thanks for the reply!
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Unread 10-10-2013, 03:51 PM   #4
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Meh, at least you didn't have your new six speed rebuilt after a few thousand miles like a lot of us!
Although it doesn't mean you won't later....
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Unread 10-11-2013, 01:23 PM   #5
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Just replaced my slave cylinder last Sat (37k miles on my '12). It's literally two bolts and a hose held on by a clip: take them off, pull the cylinder straight out, put the new one in, hook it up, then bleed. 45 mins tops, just watch out for that nasty exhaust (forearm burn)! The bleeding takes the most time... just gravity bled it. $90 later and 45 min of my time, like brand new. WHY DO THEY MAKE THESE OUT OF PLASTIC?!
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