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I replaced the cluth and slave cylinder in my 1988 yj wrangler. After bolting everything to gether i found out that the shifter will not move out of neutral. some one please help.

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  • stratton_ben Jun 22, 2009

    i bleeted it and the clutch fells strong my shifter will not move out of neutral how would the clutcheffect that?

  • stratton_ben Jun 23, 2009

    it does not shift at any time and it will crank it is stuck in neutral and the shifter has only one way to go in



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Did u bleed the system to get rid of the air. Put fluid in the resovoir, open the bleed valve on the slave cylinder, put a hose on the bleeder valve and into a container with clean fluid and pump the clutch until no bubbles-close the valve and remove hose, check resovoir and top up--system is now bled.

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    Ray Jones Jun 23, 2009

    If the clutch is not releasing it won't allow the trans to shift. Can u shift it through the gears with the engine off??? If not u might not have ur shifter instaled properly. Jack up the drive wheels and put on stands. With the engine off try to shift into a gear. Try to start the vehicle. Do the wheels turn?? Depress clutch - do the wheels stop?? When u depress the clutch is there a noise?? Did u instal the clutch disc the right way or warp the disc when u installed it?? How did it shift before u removed the trans to change the clutch??

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    Ray Jones Jun 23, 2009

    Did you try everything I put on the last post and again how did it shift before u installed the clutch. Check ur trans fluid and make sure in the process u didn't loose fluid.

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