I LOST MY CLUTCH….. AGAIN! Different Jeep though. There is that monument when you start the jeep and it just takes off, it was an indication of a problem. The clutch had very little action and that only near the floor. As I left and headed out in 5 o’clock traffic I soon discovered that shifting and stopping were going to be an issue. I drove home in 3rd gear slowing to avoid a stop and stall. Under the transmission bell at the seam there was some fluid dripping. This was my second clue. Here is the list of tools and part numbers to get the repair done.
13 MM deep socket
6 inch extension
Drip pan. Place pan under cylinder to catch fluid.
Remove two nuts holding clutch cylinder to transmission. Unhook any cables in the way.
Use small flat head to remove retaining clip on top where line connects.
Twist and pull, watch out to make sure rubber fitting is not damaged, you may need that.
Attach new cylinder and secure with hairpin clip. The line needs to be pushed completely in or it will pop out.
Bleed cylinder by pushing plunger in slowly till you can’t hear air bubbles passing through to reservoir. This took around 15 times for me. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE FLUID IN THE RESERVOIR.
Make sure plunger is properly aligned and push towards mounting bolts. Check to see if line bracket is lined up with holes on side of cylinder.
Tighten bolts and secure all disconnected components.
Bleed cylinder as needed. If needed have someone push the clutch in as you open the valve to let any air bubbles out. Just like brakes.
Check to see if clutch is properly working and no grinding occurs when shifting. If all goes well there should be no fluid on the lower portion of the transmission bell and you should be good to go.
Matt N Randy
Jeep Enthusiast, Pastor, Photographer, Artist, A husband and wife team that loves going out and seeing God's Creations.