1996 Jeep Cherokee Clutch won't disengage when sitting at a

Tiny
SHNOOK925
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  • 1996 JEEP CHEROKEE
Transmission problem
1996 Jeep Cherokee 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Manual

My brother gave me a 1996 Jeep Cherokee, manual 5 spd, 150K miles and it's having all sorts of strange shifting issues. At first I just had trouble getting from first to second gear and would have to double pump the clutch. Now it has started doing this strange thing intermittently. Sometimes I cannot shift from second to first and sometimes when I stop at a red light or creep through a drive-thru line the Jeep wants to keep going forward even with the clutch pedal down and my foot on the brake. It's like driving an automatic and hitting the brake and the gas at the same time. When it does this the only way to get it to stop is to shut the engine off and restart it or it will also sometimes stall itself when it does this.
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Tuesday, June 16th, 2009 AT 6:53 PM

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Tiny
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Have you checked the fluid in the clutch master cylinder? You use brake fluid in this master cylinder. Let me know what you find and we go from there.
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Wednesday, June 17th, 2009 AT 10:20 AM
Tiny
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Yes, the fluid level is fine. A friend of ours had us prop something against the clutch pedal overnight with the cylinder cap loose in case there were air bubbles but it didn't seem to help. Today it got stuck in third but since I was moving forward I was able to give the clutch another pump to shift.
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Wednesday, June 17th, 2009 AT 4:43 PM
Tiny
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Ok have you blead the clutch system? You do this by finding the bleeder on the slave cylinder (this is the one that is on or near the transmission), then you have some one inside the Jeep and then you open the bleeder and have them step on the clutch and hold it to the floor till you close the bleeder. Then have them pump it a couple of times and do this again, keep the master cylinder full. Do this a couple times and let me know if it helps at all. You may have a bad clutch master or slave. Also once you are done measure how much the slave cylinder moves the clutch arm and let me know that too.
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Thursday, June 18th, 2009 AT 9:26 AM
Tiny
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Bleeding didn't help. Replaced the clutch master cylinder, slave cylinder, and push rod. Working 100% better now.
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Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 AT 5:41 PM
Tiny
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That was the next recomendation. Well good job if you need anything else just ask. Thanks
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Thursday, July 2nd, 2009 AT 9:09 AM

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