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post #1 of 4 Old 09-03-2012, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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YJ Clutch Issue??

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I have a 92 YJ with a 4.0 that I inherited from a family member before they died. I mention this because until last year it had sat in a barn in colorado since 2005. I thought I had the bugs worked out but recently when I go into reverse or first gear after it has been sitting for awhile it will engage properly and begin moving, however, the clutch will not respond after that (no tension at all) when moving to another gear and will continue to move unless you turn the jeep off, pump the clutch, take it out of gear, and start it again. So far this has been an annoyance and only happened a couple times but it happened almost everytime I started it yesterday. I have checked the clutch fluid level and had the tranny serviced recently (about 100 miles ago). Has anyone else had this problem?

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Sounds like a hydraulic problem. On the 92 it has the hydraulic throw out bearing and it is bleedable just like doing brakes. But you might want to check to see if it's leaking. If so you will have to pull the trans to replace it. I would try to bleed it first. Check the fluid level too. The clutch master cylinder is right next to the brake master cylinder.

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I'll give that a shot. Thanks!!
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post #4 of 4 Old 09-04-2012, 01:07 AM
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^^^ Yes, hydraulics. You are right to check clutch fluid (brake fluid) in the master reservoir, and try a bleed on it, but likely the system is toast and you'll end up replacing the master and the slave. Your version is an internal slave and it is painful to replace as you gotta pull the trans, but you can put in a new clutch while you're at it and that isn't a bad thing. Just don't go with an aftermarket slave, go OEM more expensive but it is less likely to be D-E-D right outta the box, and do the master as well since they both need the love.

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