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I have just replaced the clutch and throwout bearing and no the jeep won't move or even feel like it wants to move. When I push in the clutch it is very soft as well. please help. it is a 1983 cj7 with the manual clutch.

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    mx5turbo92 May 11, 2010

    can u put in gears ???



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Sounds like the clutch disc it sticking on the input shaft, or you don't have something correctly aligned in the clutch pressure plate. Or possibly the throwout bearing sticking.

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Your jeep is probably has a hydraulic clutch. You need to bleed the line running from your clutch master cylinder to the slave cylinder. There should be a bleeder valve on the slave cylinder. Make sure it is free of any obstructions, sometimes if the rubber boot covering it is missing it can have accumulated rust and/or dirt.

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