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New clutch..pedal is droopy

Discussion in 'Wrangler YJ (1986-1995)' started by Houston YJ 1, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. Oct 13, 2016 at 10:12 AM
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    I have a 95 YJ...and just had the clutch replaced by a good mechanic. However, the clutch pedal is about an inch lower than the brake pedal....he tried to lube it, thinking it wasn't auto adjusting....that worked for about 20 mins. Now my clutch play is too short for what I like when shifting....any ideas ?
     
  2. Oct 13, 2016 at 6:26 PM
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    The following is an excerpt from the 1994 YJ service manual Trouble shooting the clutch.

    "Clutch Pedal Sticks Down"

    Binding clutch cable/See CLUTCH article

    Springs weak in pressure plate/Replace pressure plate

    Binding in clutch linkage/Lubricate and free linkage


    Hope this is helpful. I will try to find the "Clutch article" they are talking about.

    The article basically said if it damaged, replace it.
     
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  3. Oct 17, 2016 at 4:22 PM
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    Thanks....I appreciate your response and info...! Still gathering any data I can get !
     
  4. Oct 17, 2016 at 7:10 PM
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    Was the clutch droopy before the new clutch was installed?
     
  5. Oct 18, 2016 at 6:36 AM
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    Not sure, but probably...it had been sitting awhile, and I needed to take it to get inspected....the clutch went totally out ten blocks after getting it inspected, and had to,call a tow truck. My mechanic thinks there should be some type of spring up in the linkage, but there isn't one there, and I don't know what is supposed to be up there anyway. He did lube the linkage, but only helped for a little while
     
  6. Oct 18, 2016 at 6:48 AM
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    You might ask your mechanic if he replaced the pressure plate when he replaced the clutch. The pressure plate is what gives most of the spring to your peddle. I have seen clutch kits that only have the clutch, and you have to order the pressure plate and throw out bearing separately. Have you checked the master cylinder reservoir and made sure it is full.
     
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