CANNOT CHANGE GEARS UNLESS I ONLY PUSH PEDAL 3/4 OF THE WAY DOWN. IS THIS FLUID OR A LINKAGE PROBLEM?
1998 Jeep Wrangler
When I push the pedal all the way to the floor, there is a grinding noise and I cannot put the vehicle in gear. If I only press the pedal 3/4 of the way down I can change gears just fine.
Sunday, December 4th, 2011 AT 2:57 PM
I take it this is a manual. Have your clutch checked.
Sunday, December 4th, 2011 AT 6:02 PM
COULD BE YOUR CLUTCH MASTER CYLINDER OR SLAVE CYLINDER
1ST CHECK YOUR FLUID IN THE CLUTCH MASTER CYLINDER---FILL
BLEED IF NECESSARY
LOOK FOR EXTERNAL LEAKING---REPAIR, IF THAT'S THE CASE
SOMETIMES THE INTERNALS "O" RINGS OR CUPS (RUBBER PARTS) GET WORN OR DAMAGED---FLUID THAT NORMALLY WOULD BE "PUSHED" WILL "SLIP BY"---THERE IS NO FLUID LOSS OR EXTERNAL LEAKS----MANY CALL THIS "INTERNALLY LEAKING". REGARDLESS OF WHAT YOU CALL IT, THE CLUTCH GETS LITTLE OR NO ACTUATION----CLUTCH MASTER OR SLAVE NEED TO BE REPLACED AND BLED