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    Clutch issues

    I have my 2010 wrangler sport jk and I had my clutch replaced once due to it being the original with the car and then had it replaced again due a horrible mechanic and the new one he installed he did it wrong and its already almost worn with less than 15k miles on it. I would warranty it with him but he also installed my engine wrong so I dont wanna deal with it. I am looking for anew clutch right now but what is the difference between a $100 one and a $500 one. I dont ride my clutch and I down shit very well in my opinion. I mainly use my Jeep for street use but the biggest strain I put on it is when I use my winch to help people on the beach. What would be the best clutch for this? Any feedback really helps thanks


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    Re: Clutch issues

    i have always just bought a clutch kit off rockauto and installed them myself. just a mid level kit, and i have never had any trouble from them. i have used them on multiple i4 and i6 bmws and my son's v6 s10, as well as my i4 sonoma. if i ever have to do the clutch in my ranger, i will use their kits as well.
    03 rhd tj

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    Re: Clutch issues

    Quote Originally Posted by superj View Post
    i have always just bought a clutch kit off rockauto and installed them myself. just a mid level kit, and i have never had any trouble from them. i have used them on multiple i4 and i6 bmws and my son's v6 s10, as well as my i4 sonoma. if i ever have to do the clutch in my ranger, i will use their kits as well.
    How hard is doing it by yourself? I dont have power equipment just basic socket sets


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    Re: Clutch issues

    I used LUK.
    Do not machine the pressure plate. At least the TJ has a cupping to it that reduces chatter.


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    Re: Clutch issues

    i used regular hand tools and a small rolling jack, like they sell at walmart. i cannot think of needing anything particularly special for replacing a clutch. the hardest part is getting the transmission lined back up when reinstalling it because you have to get the splines input from the transmission into the output in the clutch and also line up the bolt holes. i use the jack and a ratchet strap to hold the transmission once i get it lined up, until i get a few bolts in place
    03 rhd tj

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    Re: Clutch issues

    the clutch kit should come with a clutch alignment tool so it centers the clutch when you are putting it all on the back of the engine. if it doesn't, i just eyeball it and its always worked but i have seen people use a broomstick handle cut down, too
    03 rhd tj

  7. Re: Clutch issues

    replaceing the clutch is an all day affair ?
    Needs to go yonder.

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    Re: Clutch issues

    Quote Originally Posted by Gennybro View Post
    replaceing the clutch is an all day affair ?
    I figured was going to use a weekend to do it


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    replaceing the clutch is an all day affair ?

    Shouldn't be.

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    Re: Clutch issues

    but you can spend the whole weekend doing it if you wish or have not done one before.
    03 rhd tj

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    Re: Clutch issues

    Quote Originally Posted by superj View Post
    but you can spend the whole weekend doing it if you wish or have not done one before.
    Yeah this will be my first so Im expecting at least 10 mistakes and 3 missing bolts


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    Re: Clutch issues

    where are you at? maybe some of hte local jeep guys can do a work day and be there to help out?

    we used to do that here in corpus. we did it at my house a few times to install lifts for people and the girls would sit under the tree and drink and talk while the guys did the installs. someone would also run the bbq
    03 rhd tj

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    Re: Clutch issues

    Quote Originally Posted by superj View Post
    where are you at? maybe some of hte local jeep guys can do a work day and be there to help out?

    we used to do that here in corpus. we did it at my house a few times to install lifts for people and the girls would sit under the tree and drink and talk while the guys did the installs. someone would also run the bbq
    Im actually in corpus lol. I didnt even know what was a thing here


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    Re: Clutch issues

    Yes, third coast jeepers meets at the new taco place down from gold's gym, but in the other side. Fuzzy tacos or something like that but you can look them up in fb too.

    I think they are doing topless day soon so you can meets tons of people at that, too
    03 rhd tj

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    I am in flour bluff
    03 rhd tj

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    I think they are doing topless day soon
    I can't read that with out remembering and have a chuckle. A friend of mine's wife is very conservative. When asked what she did over the weekend she replied 'rode around the mountain topless' Of course that got some wide eye looks from her non jeeper friends.


    now back to your regular scheduled programing

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    Re: Clutch issues

    Quote Originally Posted by superj View Post
    I am in flour bluff
    Awesome. Lol how do you even join a club? Always wondered Im right by A&M


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    Re: Clutch issues

    You can just show up to the Thursday night meet up at cruzys (I remember the name of that taco place) or just join the group on Facebook and they will put you on the list for the meet ups. I think they meet at 630 or 7 on Thursday at that taco place.

    I can't go because I ride with that huge cycling club that is always bike riding down ennis joslin and around to the back gate of the base on Tuesday and Thursday.

    My son just graduated from a+m today. We are done with school till my youngest son comes back from the army in 2 years
    03 rhd tj

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    You can also call sinister quto and ask how much for the clutch to get changed Robert and Tammy are big jeep people. Tammy drives that orange jk with the huge cage and stuff around it. She has been in the jeep club since it started, I believe.

    Or trucker's world. My friend Eric owns that place and they do all kinds of lifts and maybe will do the clutch for you.

    A dude is opening a shop here in the bluff for people to be able to work on their vehicles. It's just a shop with tools and lifts and you rent the bays to do whatever you need to do. It's right next to the VFW off Nas and left on jester st.
    03 rhd tj

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    Re: Clutch issues

    Quote Originally Posted by superj View Post
    You can just show up to the Thursday night meet up at cruzys (I remember the name of that taco place) or just join the group on Facebook and they will put you on the list for the meet ups. I think they meet at 630 or 7 on Thursday at that taco place.

    I can't go because I ride with that huge cycling club that is always bike riding down ennis joslin and around to the back gate of the base on Tuesday and Thursday.

    My son just graduated from a+m today. We are done with school till my youngest son comes back from the army in 2 years
    Alright. Also I have definitely seen that bike group lol


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