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1972 cj5 with clutch problem the clutch is extremely stiff and I have to adjust the linkage up to where there is no play at the fork just to get it to disengage with the pedal at the floor

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  • mark441 Feb 01, 2010

    I just bought the jeep and the previous owner said
    he and a friend put a new clutch in it, the clutch requires a lot of pressure to push the pedal in
    and broke the cable linkage

  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    Think it might be worn out?



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SOURCE: Clutch pedal won't disengage clutch

make sure fluid is full... then pump the pedal with it NOT RUNNING as many times really fast as you can.. try it after that, if it works then you need either a clutch MASTER cyliner and/or a SLAVE cylinder.. MOST likely being the slave cylinder. if the pumping action doesnt cause it to disengage then you have a burnt out clutch. The system is hydralic and takes regular DOT3 brake fluid in the small resevoir under the hood next to the brake master cylinder...
The slave cylinder being bad would mean you have to removed the transmission and install a new slave cylinder... thats the most common issue with those around that mileage...

Posted on Nov 24, 2008

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SOURCE: clutch pedal suddenly went to floor with a clunk

man might just be the same thing as me the pushrod operating lever broke...push rod might of went through pressure plate also easy on your clutch...but ya take tire off left side take green cap off and check that little lever thingy if its broke

Posted on Aug 11, 2009

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SOURCE: clutch pedal goes to floor and stays there .cable

well if it doesnt return then i'm assuming that the clutch isnt actually working on your car right? like you cant disengage the clutch correct? the only thing i've seen on these is that the cable can become disconnected right at the lever which applies the clutch. the clutch lever is right on the front side of the transmission and is easily seen with just the hood open. have somebody push the clutch down and see if the lever is moving. i can't imagine that it would be moving. if the lever does move and the clutch does not disengage then first i would attempt to adjust the clutch cable.

did this probelm just occur out of nowhere?

really the only explanation for this if the clutch lever is moving is that you have a very serious problem with the pressure plate. but i've never even heard of any probelm like this resulting from a bad pressure plate.

i would say that there about a 99% chance it's the a linkage probelm and 1% it's the pressure plate.

but yea if you answer those above questions i'd be able to give a better solution.

Posted on Mar 27, 2010

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SOURCE: 1987 nissan pickup- clutch worked fine one day,

sounds like your clutch master cylinder or slave is no good. do your self a favor and replace them both if you are going to be replacing them.

Posted on Sep 23, 2010

Testimonial: "Thanks, I'll give that a try. Mike"

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SOURCE: Ford courier1995 Ford Courier clutch will not

the automatic clutch adjuster mechanism at the top of the pedal inside the cab is my first suspect before the clutch itself

Posted on May 03, 2011

Testimonial: "Many thanks for your kind advise! The problem, out of numerous possibilities, turned out to be a faulty slave cylinder.Thanks again!"

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