1999 Jeep Wrangler

Tiny
STONEY
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  • 1999 JEEP WRANGLER
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 99,000 MILES
My son was driving his wrangler to school. He pushed in the clutch petal and it made popping sound and now it is hard to push the clutch in and it will not go down far enough to engage it so I can even crank it. What does this sound like has happend.
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Monday, January 31st, 2011 AT 9:26 PM

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Tiny
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Imma CJ guy (See me in action, at the CJ5 & 7 Forum Questions),

I do not know Wranglers well.

I my best Hypothesis, from here is in this order:

1) Investigate the linkage from the clutch pedal to Clutch master cylinder.A small hand mirror and a bright flashlight, may keep your neck and back intact, for these inspections!

2) Look at the mounting and the condition of the Clutch master cylinder (even the fluid level in it)

3) Investigate the condition of the line from the Clutch master cylinder to the Slave Cylinder.

4) Check the Slave cylinder for breakage or loose mounting.

5) Check the Slave's actuating rod to the clutch release arm for good proper contact, and it has not fallen loose.

6) Have someone slowly actuate the pedal and watch the movements of the parts described above, What seems to work, and what does not?

7) And Hopefully. You do not have to enter the bell-housing to inspect the arm, throwout bearing, or pressure plate.

Like I said, not real up to speed on a Wrangler, but I do understand the Hydraulic Clutch, from Later model CJs

Let me know if I can continue to assist you, and if you do need it, WELL ILLUMINATED PICS OF YOUR PROBLEMS WOULD BE HELPFUL TO ME!

Super Long, Detailed descriptions go a long way too!

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