Had my clutch replaced now difficult to shift into 1st gear.
Got a 92 Jeep wrangler and recently had the clutch and master replaced. But now it won't go into 1st gear without a fight. The first day I got it back is was hard to get it into first, but I thought it would loosen up. by day 2 it is practically undriveable. I will come to a stop and then have to fight to get it into 1st to get started again. Once it's going 2nd gear is a little hard to get into to, but 3rd 4th and 5th are fine. Reverse is also difficult. The shop doesn't open back up for a few days and I plan on taking it back. What happened?
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do you mean it wont go into gear ? if so what gears ? it could be the clutch going out , if the pedal is soft or easy to push down than it probably needs a clutch. next time it wont go into gear try pumping the clutch or putting it from 2nd to 1st or what ever gear it has problems with
it appears from your description that it is a clutch operation problem
in that it is not disengaging properly to allow the clean selection of first gear
that amounts to air in the hydraulic system, faulty slave cylinder or faulty clutch master cylinder
unless you have oil on the clutch plate causing it to stick or a dry or seizing spigot bearing in the flywheel( possible ), there is no report from you about a clutch problem( slipping , shudder smelling hot)
At this point replacing both the slave cylinder and clutch master cylinder would be the fix especially if they have not been serviced since manufacture
take it to an accredited brake /clutch specialist shop for diagnosis /quote
some vehicles have the slave cylinder internal in the bell housing (very bad and repair costly manufacturing idea) and if that is your case , the transmission will have to be removed to replace it
should that happen and as the box will be out , it will be cost effective to inspect the clutch at that time
Sounds like a leaking master or slave for the clutch that is not permitting full disengagement. If it only happens when cold it could also be caused by incorrect lube (too heavy) in the transmission, but that is unusual. Make sure the fluid in the clutch master cylinder is full and that there is no visible seepage where the rod enters from the pedal and that there also is no seepage at the slave unit.
Your clutch system works the same as brakes do. The necessity to bleed tells you that there is a malfunction permitting air into the system. Check where the pedal rod goes into the firewall under the dash, the line itself, and the slave unit (some are inside the bellhousing...look for fluid dripping from bottom to verify if leaking) Not unlike brake master, they can also internally bypass. If you find no leaks, change master. Bleed system and you should be fine
check make sure the clutch master cylinder working properly along with slave cylinder. both master and slave don't have to leak fluid to be faulty, the rubber seal inside the unit could be worned and when apply pressure the fluid blow by or seep between the rubber seal causing the the unit not to work properly giving you a weak feel and pressure at the pedal. both unit have to work properly in sync. if one are weak you will have the same issue. clutch should have a good tight feel not sloppy or weak. pressure plate will also play important role, weak pressure plate will also give you a weak pressure feedback from the foot pedal and also will cause the synchronizer in the transmission not to engage and work properly. check this basic item fist before messing with your tranny. clutch master and slave cyc are fairly cheap to fix and replace.