Clutch problems

Tiny
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  • 1979 JEEP CJ5
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I just got my jeep running after 7 years. The clutch was stuck but broke free quickly. I drove for 2 blocks and now its like the clutch is stuck engaged. Can a clutch just "go out" all of a sudden?
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Thursday, May 31st, 2012 AT 1:22 AM

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Tiny
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DOES YOUR PEDAL MOVE DOWN AN INCH OR MAYBE TWO, BEFORE YOU START FEELING IT GET "STIFF" AS IT LIFTS UP THE PRESSURE PLATE

OR MAYBE ANOTHER WAY OF SAYING THE SAME THING---WHEN THE PEDAL IS ON THE FLOOR, HOW FAR DOES IT COME UP, BEFORE THE JEEP STARTS MOVING? (OR "ENGAGES")

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Thursday, May 31st, 2012 AT 3:02 AM
Tiny
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WELL SIR?

ANOTHER QUESTION. WHEN THE DISC STICKS, IF YOU PUSH IN THE PEDAL AND QUICKLY GUN THE ENGINE A TIME OR TWO. DOES IT COME LOOSE?

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Thursday, May 31st, 2012 AT 9:01 PM
Tiny
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The clutch just doesn't work at all. I can start the jeep in any gear and it is like it is in neutral. I can shift into each gear with the engine off. The clutch pedal feels fine but does nothing.
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Thursday, May 31st, 2012 AT 9:21 PM
Tiny
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IS THE CLUTCH FORK BENT?

FEEL PRESSURE PLATE PRESSURE USING THE PEDAL?

ANYBODY MASH PEDAL WHILE YOU WATCH CLUTCH FORK FROM UNDERNEATH?

WHAT SORTA POSSIBLE H. ELL DAMAGE OCCURRED PRIOR TO THIS?

I'LL SHOOT YOU SOME PICS OF MY LINKAGES TO THE FORK

YOUR TURN

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Thursday, May 31st, 2012 AT 10:10 PM
Tiny
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Linkages and fork look ok to me but I know very little about clutches.

Everything seems to move ok when I watch from underneath and my daughter pushes down the clutch pedal.

There is a good inch of play when you push the pedal before you feel any resistance.

I just bought this jeep off a guy who had it in his garage for 7 years. I don't know what kinda h. Ell it was put through.

It worked fine for about 2 blocks. I shifted through the gears and clutch worked fine. Then all of a sudden it was like I was in nuetral and coasted to a stop. Now neither reverse, 1st, 2nd or 3rd do anything. Can start the jeep in any of those gears and jeep just sits there. Gunned the engine several times and still nothing.
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Thursday, May 31st, 2012 AT 10:50 PM
Tiny
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TELL ME IF I'M STUPID OR WHAT!

IS YOUR TRANSFER CASE IN NEUTRAL?

I'VE HAD PEOPLE PLAY WITH MY STUFF MANY TIMES!

IT REGISTERS SOONER AND SOONER TO ME WHEN IT HAPPENS NOW!

THIS MAY BE YOUR MAIDEN VOYAGE, IF THIS IS THE PROBLEM

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Thursday, May 31st, 2012 AT 10:59 PM
Tiny
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Ok. So I am the one that is stupid! Yes the trasnfer case is in neutral. Here I was getting ready to buy a new clutch. Not sure how it got into neutral as I was driving when it went into neutral and I didn't put it there. I will take it for another drive and see what happens. Thanks so much for the help. It is greatly appreciated!
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Thursday, May 31st, 2012 AT 11:07 PM
Tiny
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ALRIGHTY THEN!!!

DO ME A FAVOR

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CLICK ON "JEEP"

THEN WHEN YOU SEE THE NEXT LIST

CLICK ON "CJ 7" OR "CJ 5"

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http://www.jeep4x4center.com/knowledge-base/index.htm

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HOW WAS THAT ANSWER?

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Thursday, May 31st, 2012 AT 11:37 PM
Tiny
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Couldn't ask for a better answer. I will be looking at the forums tonight. Thanks again for the help.
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Thursday, May 31st, 2012 AT 11:47 PM
Tiny
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JUST A WILD SUSPICION

YOU WERE CRUISIN' ALONG WATCHING TO SEE IF EVERYONE ELSE, IN AN ENVIOUS WAY. WAS WATCHING YOU (WE ALL DO THIS!)

WITH YOUR HEAD IN ANOTHER WORLD, YOUR "CRUMB-SNATCHER" SORTA "LEFT FOOTED" YOUR TRANSFER CASE SHIFTER. AND YOUR PERFECT WORLD SORTA WASN'T SO PERFECT ANY MORE!

I'VE GOT ONE ALSO, HERE'S PICS OF HER AND WILLY (MY OTHER JEEP) AT IN THESE PICS SHE IS AGES 4.10.23

AT AGE 3 SHE BEGAN HELPING ME RESTORE WILLY, JUST SHE AND I. SHE REALLY COULD HELP! I LEARNED A LOT, FROM HER HELPIN'!

AT 10 COULD OPERATE HIM 100% (I HAD HER FOR THE SUMMERS)

AT 23, VISITING US IN SC, FROM AR, AT CHRISTMAS, SHE HAD TO TAKE HER OLD BUDDY FOR A SPIN. THE NUMBERS ON THE HOOD ARE HER BIRTHDAY

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