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Unread 07-02-2013, 10:33 PM   #1
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Advice w/ clutch issues.

I recently had a "family friend" replace my clutch. It hasn't even been two months and it just completely failed today. There have been no signs of slipping or tension but all of a sudden it will not go into gear at all. Chrysler says the throw out bearing was not changed due to the squealing noise when the clutch pedal is not engaged and that could cause failure and excessive wear. I am unsure if I need to have the entire clutch replaced again, and if so, does the flywheel need to be replaced again. I would have thought if it was wearing there would have been noticable slipping but the pressure never changed since it was replaced. It feels like I might have been ripped off with shoddy craftsmanship. If anyone has any suggestions before I go into replacing it again I would greatly appreciate it, tks!

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Unread 07-03-2013, 01:01 PM   #2
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A lesson learned...I would have it torn apart and looked at. Why did it need replaced in the first place? Slipping, bad clutch or throwout bearing bad, or all three? Could be throwout bearing was not replaced. If the clutch came apart, the flywheel may need resurfacing if gouged up..did they check for wear on the throwout or pilot bearing? Lot of things to consider when it is torn apart other than just a new clutch disk..I would have a professional do it if you or your friend are not experienced...
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Unread 07-03-2013, 04:29 PM   #3
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It was replaced cause it was slipping, it was the original from 2007. But this clutch showed no signs of going, no slipping, no change in tension, it just failed. It will not go into gear at all. The throwout bearing was NOT changed but I did not realize this until after the work was completed and when I later brought it up he says he did it change it and the squealing noise will go away and he wants to take no responsibility for his poor craftsmanship, so yes I guess it is a lesson learned, an expensive one. I cannot at this time afford a real shop to do the work so I am looking into doing it myself this time. I am not really mechanically inclined, I did change a clutch years ago on an S10 pickup I had, but it was 2wd so I am probably getting in over my head, but I want to drive my Jeep!
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Unread 07-04-2013, 08:21 PM   #4
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Do it yourself, get some good tools, maybe the help of someone in a local club, some good instructions (try the internet, etc) and learn something. We all started somewhere (those of us that wanted to anyway). Basically remove Tcase and then the tranny/bell housing and go from there. A hell of a lot easier if it is in the air though and not laying on your back...I know that! In fact, in the air with a tranny lift, you can take out the entire tcase and tranny/bell housing as a single unit. Let us know how it works out.
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Unread 07-07-2013, 03:35 PM   #5
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What happened?
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