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1989 jeep wrangler wont shift gear and clutch gone loose

I have a 1989 jeep wrangler. yesterday, after the stick shift felt stiff to shift all of a sudden, the clutch felt suddenly loose. Today, the stick shift stopped moving completely. Finally, I was able to shift the jeep in to first and drove all the way home in first. when I turn the car off the gears seem to shift with the clutch down, but not when the car is on. any thoughts would help... thank you in advance

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Get the clutch slave cylinder and master cylinder looked at.One of the 2 has failed.If the pedal goes to the floor or is very loose,this is very likely the cause.Not an expensive fix.Hope this helps

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If the clutch system is hydraulic, check the clutch master cylinder for proper fluid level. If out or nearly so, look for signs of fluid leakage around the master cylinder, the hose down to the clutch slave cylinder, and the slave cylinder itself. If everything looks dry, fill the master cylinder with fresh fluid, bleed the air out of the system (like the brake system), and check that the clutch arm is moved by the clutch pedal properly. If all looks correct, try putting the transmission in gear with the engine running. Hope this gets you running!

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Sounds like you are having a clutch problem. The sudden looseness in the clutch pedal indicates a problem with either the hydralic system, (slave or master or line) leaking or clutch pressure plate going out. Check your clutch fluid resevoir first, if low look for a leak under the vehicle, have a friend push the clutch and get underneath to find leak.

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