Jeep Clutch Parts and Diagnosis
The clutch, rather than one specific part, is a series of moving parts that act as a sort of domino-effect on each other. Of course, this means if even one part fails, the entire system ceases to function. When this happens, knowing how to diagnose the issue at fault is the key to getting back on the road—or trail. This article will explain how a clutch using Jeep parts works and some common problems. Also included is a simple, yet effective diagnostic test to determine if you have a faulty clutch.
Testing For Common Clutch Problems
Commonly the biggest clutch problem is when the friction material on the clutch disc wears out. This will cause your clutch to slip. Another problem is clutch sticking. When your clutch doesn't release properly, the input shaft continues to turn causing grinding or completely preventing your Jeep from going into gear.
If you think you are having clutch problems, this simple diagnostic test can be run:
- With your parking brake engaged, start your engine and shift into neutral.
- While your engine is idling, listen for a growling noise. If you hear it, you may have a transmission problem. If not, go to step 3.
- Slowly push the clutch pedal in, listening for noise. If you don't hear anything, go to step 4.
- Finally push the clutch pedal all the way to the floor. Listen for a squealing noise. If you hear one it may indicate a bad release bearing or pilot bushing.
Just by following these simple steps, and inspecting your Jeep clutch parts every so often and replacing the faulty ones, can help you avoid more costly repairs. Of course this advise goes for all the Jeep parts and Jeep accessories on your vehicle.
Copyright Article by Morris 4x4 Center.