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My 1989 5 spd cherokee clutch "popped" while driving home. Is there a spring that broke? What do you think?

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  • bjmasten Dec 23, 2008

    Thank you for your comment. We found out that the shaft on the clutch pedal itself broke. Taking it to be welded today. Merry Christmas!

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Found out the popping sound was from the clutch pedal shaft breaking. We removed it and took it to a welding shop where it was repaired. Thank you.

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What do you mean by "popped" After the popping, what does the pedal feel like now? As far as I know, the clutch control "linkage" on your vehicle is hydraulic. Inspect system for leaks, replace failed parts & bleed. If problem is with the clutch itself, transmission needs to be removed and all components inspected and replaced as needed.

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  • Richard Scordino Dec 23, 2008

    Merry Christmas right back at ya!
    It's funny, the only vehicle I have ever seen this happen to in the last 30yrs was MINE... On Christmas morning back in 1975! But, it was a hot-Rod '57Chevy with a really stiff clutch (Zoom). I spent the entire day "power shifting" wherever I went, and stalling it out on purpose at stop lights (then, starting up in 1st gear, on green) Glad it's not serious... last thing you need is a repair bill now!!!
    RS


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