Spot and Fix Jeep Wrangler Clutch Slave Cylinder Problems
Driving your Jeep Wrangler on the highway can certainly make you feel like a macho man. However, your toughness decreases the moment you step on a spongy and soft clutch pedal. Retain your tough image to match your impressive Jeep by arming yourself with simple solutions to your Jeep Wrangler clutch slave cylinder problems. Watch out for these feelings when driving your Jeep.
Loose and soft
You're driving the highway blissfully listening to hard rock songs when but suddenly you feel your clutch pedal has gone soft or loose on you. This normally indicates that your clutch slave cylinder maybe malfunctioning. The malfunction occurs when the slave cylinder begins to leak and air seeps in. This results in air traps and prevents the clutch slave cylinders from responding no matter how hard you push down on the pedal. Check how secure the seal is. If the seal is a bit loose, use self-amalgamating tape and wind it around the seal. Depending on how well you do it, this temporary fix can buy you more than a year's time.
Tough and hard
When driving an older Jeep Wrangler, sometimes, stepping on the clutch pedal could feel like stomping. Old Jeeps could have dirty and sometimes even rusty aged clutch slave cylinders. This prevents the ancient hydraulic linkage from releasing the clutch pedal. Unfortunately, in this case, there is no other choice but to have the old clutch slave cylinders replaced and the hydraulic linkage cleaned.
One of the scariest parts of driving is when you're in the middle of the road and then something jams. Whether it's the radio volume stuck on full blast or your clutch pedal stuck on second gear. When a clutch fails to release, you cannot shift transmission and would result in an alarming gear grinding sound. Stuck clutch is caused by either a leaking or a bad clutch slave cylinder. If leaking is the problem, then you can either fix the leak or bleed the clutch slave cylinder. You other option is to have it replaced.
Other stuff to remember
The symptoms of a bad clutch slave cylinder are similar to a bad master cylinder, so make sure you're troubleshooting the right part.