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Old December 11th, 2009, 06:05 PM   #1
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YJ:Clutch feels like it's not connected to anything

I just bought a 1992 Jeep YJ yesterday, drove it 3 hours back to my house, everything was fine. Then today while i was driving i pushed in the clutch and it sank right to the floor. I got it home looked at it and it feels like the clutch pedal is not connected to anything, its really loose, no pressure at all. The previous owner had just replaced the master cylinder and i found no leakage underneath. It seems like there is a break in the linkage or something similar to that. I have no experience with clutch's, need help.
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Old December 11th, 2009, 06:11 PM   #2
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sounds like either the master or slave cylinder took a crap. it's leaking internally past the seals that create pressure. me personally i never replace one or the other, always replace both as a set so you know they are both new.
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Old December 11th, 2009, 06:32 PM   #3
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is there anyway to know this for sure? how long of a job is it and how difficult is it? Not a noobie with mechanics, just with clutch's.
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Old December 11th, 2009, 07:15 PM   #4
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Is there fluid in the clutch master cylinder?
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Old December 11th, 2009, 10:54 PM   #5
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'92YJ...internal slave. You have to pull the tranny to replace it. 2.5 hours out and about 3 hours back in (heated garage and atv jack), if you know what you are doing. A lot longer if you don't.
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Old December 11th, 2009, 11:21 PM   #6
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its the internal slave my 91 yj i had would blow it every time i was in 3ft of water and touched my clutch. you have to pull the trans i would leave the transfer case hook up 1/2 an hour out and 1 hour in with air tools and a warm garage. i would bet money on it that's your problem.
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Old December 12th, 2009, 01:23 AM   #7
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i have an internal slave setup in my xj, and i have to contradict victory mike, with an impact and tranny jack it's about a half hour hour out, and the same back in. with downtime in between replacing parts, and again bleeding the system. with hand tools it'd prolly take considerably longer. there's really only two parts to that system and if you know one is new, i'd suspct the other first. do the slave, and even if that turns out to not be it the master can be done in about 20 minutes without removing anything.
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Old December 12th, 2009, 06:03 PM   #8
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Yeah...hand tools here. It takes more than half an hour to just get the shifter boot out of the way and remove the shifter and transfer case linkage so that you can slide the tranny and t-case back. Much less messing with the exhaust, starter, clutch slave, CPS, trans mount and driveshafts (I guess that you could leave some of that stuff attached if you are just sliding it back 6 inches tho). And I dropped the skidplate too...with a motorcycle/atv jack...you can't even get a trans jack on it without removing the skidplate. I see some time embellishments going on here.

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Old December 13th, 2009, 05:31 PM   #9
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thanks for all the input guys, looks like i'm gonna have quite the task ahead of me or i should say my mechanic will. This is definitely not a task i will take on by myself.
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