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Just changed the clutch on my 98 wrangler now the starter is killing the battery trying to turn it over. Is there a easy fix for this? Changed clutch, throwout, pilot bearing and rear seal.

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  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2011

    Disengages fine, was able to drive (after I got it started) but It is very hard to start (as if the starter is dragging). Could the starter have gone bad? or maybe somethuinge else?

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Did you get your slave cylinder blead? does the tranny disengage when you push in the clutch?

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  • clhawkins Apr 01, 2011

    i dont think that it had shims, maybe you just need to clean contacts. other than that, if it was fine before the clutch install, make sure your mating sufraces are clean. meaning, your starter isnt wedged against something.

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