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Dauntless V6/t14 Combo

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by gibson-d@sbcglobal.net, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. Nov 18, 2019
    gibson-d@sbcglobal.net

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    It won't shift with engine running, fine when off. Do I have too much clutch or not enough? What else?

    Thanks, David
     
  2. Nov 18, 2019
    Tom_Hartz

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    New clutch? Has it ever worked?
     
  3. Nov 18, 2019
    gibson-d@sbcglobal.net

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    Yes, just started this. Earlier only after an hour's drive, now even when cold.

    I've been driving this vehicle for 10 yrs. This is a new problem!
     
  4. Nov 18, 2019
    FinoCJ

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    Does it make any unusual sounds? Check the adjuster at the end of the clutch cable....give it a turn or two to shorten the cable a bit?
     
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  5. Nov 19, 2019
    timgr

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    When clutch cables fail, they typically lengthen before they break (as the strands come apart). If so, you should see a lot more free play at the top of the pedal travel. This could cause the clutch to stay engaged even with the pedal down.

    Anyone who works on their own car should be able to do a clutch adjustment. No more complicated than an oil change, I'd think.
     
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  6. Nov 19, 2019
    Buildflycrash

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    I see a flashlight and a couple wrenches in your future.
     
  7. Nov 19, 2019
    jeep2003

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    also the pivot balls wear out and I think theres a little bracket on the frame side that can bend aswell
     
  8. Nov 21, 2019
    gibson-d@sbcglobal.net

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    Thanks, I'll adjust cable for a start.

    David
     

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