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post #1 of 3 Old 02-13-2020, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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That burnt manual clutch smell:(

I know it very well. My 08 Wrangler Unl Sahara had the bad transmission that "popped out of gear". With that said, I ride it pretty hard.
Recently, I was trying to get to my dear stand in muddy, partially frozen overgrown terrain and was riding the clutch like a red headed step child.
As soon as I smelled the clutch burning, I made a beeline for the road and shut it off. The trans was smoking but it "seems fine" now. Is there anything I can do to delay a new clutch for a while?

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post #2 of 3 Old 02-14-2020, 05:47 AM
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Having to ride the clutch denotes a gearing issue. That being said, if the clutch will still hold (no slippage) you should be able to continue to use it.

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post #3 of 3 Old 02-27-2020, 03:26 AM
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You could clutch first gear and rev match the rest until you get it fixed. It takes practice but once you learn you dont need to use the clutch for 1-2, 2-3, etc... I dont recommend it but in a pinch...
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