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post #1 of 3 Old 06-09-2021, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
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Electrical Problem related to clutch noises.

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A few weeks ago I picked up a 2003 TJ, 4.0, 5 Speed. Everything worked fine at 1st and out of the blue I started experiencing an odd issue where certain electrical components stopped working (windshield wipers, blinkers, AC, Radio just off hand) at the same time my clutch starting making a horrible grinding noise when fully depressed. The problem is sporadic, sometimes it cranks up fine with no electrical problems and no clutch noise, other times I have said issues, but it's always both issues when it happens. Is this just an extremely odd coincidence or is there some relation between those two problems?


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post #2 of 3 Old 06-10-2021, 06:51 AM
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The only electrical component in the clutch system is the “neutral safety switch” which requires the clutch to be depressed in order for the engine to start. But I can’t imagine how that would lead to the other issues you mentioned.

Look under the dash, where the clutch rod goes through the firewall, and make sure there are no wires being pinched by the clutch pedal movement. If not, I would say the two problems are not related.

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post #3 of 3 Old 06-11-2021, 02:02 PM
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Maybe it's temp related if they only happen at the same time.

Radio, wipers and turn signals are on the same contacts in the ignition switch so that is #1 suspect for the electrical problem.

The clutch pedal links to the master cylinder using a plastic bushing. The bushing may be worn, or broken. They are a few dollars for a replacement. I need to replace mine (again) as I'm getting noise from my pedal, but not all the time. I've looked already and know my bushing is worn.
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