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A few weeks ago my 1993 jeep cherokee was having a problem shifting gears. As I looked around I noticed that the clutch reservoir was empty so I refilled it and it worked great. Yesterday, I was having the same trouble shifting so I looked and sure enough the reservoir was empty again. I filled it up again but this time it still wont I doing something wrong? Or is there another problem?

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Your vehicle is (obviously) equiped with a manual transmission. I understand that you have been refilling your clutch resevoir, well the problem should be a leaking "slave cylinder" that is located down on the drivers side of the transmission bell housing. (If you are not mechanically inclined, and do not have the proper tools,I suggest that you take the vehicle to a mechanic to have this procedure performed.) You can purchase a new slave cylinder at your local auto parts store. You'll need to remove the old slave cylinder, There are only a couple of bolts, and one hydraulic line that attach this to the bell housing, which you'll need a "line wrench" to remove and re-install with. After removing the old part,and installing the new one, you'll need to re-fill the resevoir with the approved brake fluid,and then bleed the air from the from the system. To do this, you'll need another person to manually pump the clutch pedal from the driver seat. Once all of the air is out of the system, you should have a good pedal. Again, if you haven't done this before, I suggest that you take the vehicle to an experienced machanic.

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