My jeep will not move after clutch replacement: Anyone in Louisiana?

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  1. Norman Andrew

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    I'm sorry I know what strap you are talking about now. No I didn't break it
     
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    It's always a good idea to slide the clutch disc onto the input shaft and check for easy movement. A very light coating of grease on the input as well. My Luk kit came with grease but any high temp grease will work.
     
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    With these issues I'm having right now, could that have any cause to why the 2wd etc lights on my dash stop coming on?
     
  4. AOR

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    What if anything did you do with the pilot bearing?
     
  5. AOR

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    tcase in neutral?
     
  6. Norman Andrew

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    What do you mean what did I do with the pilot bearing?
     
  7. Norman Andrew

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    No tcase is in 2high all the way down
     
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    did you replace it? mess with it at all? Just spit balling and throwing out ideas. Just because the shifter is all the way down does not mean the tcase it engaged properly. Try to manually shifting it.
     
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    You've verified the T-case is actually in gear, right. The lever can be all the way down, but if the adjustment isn't right, you might still be in neutral. I've done the Clutch in my wrangler, Its not a fun job. I would make double dog sure that T-case is indeed in gear.

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    It was working fine. Spinning and greased. I am able to manually move it underneath with my hand
     
  11. JP98

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    Try pulling it up into 4Hi and see if you can drive it.
     
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    How am I able to make 100% sure?
     
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    It doesn't move in any position. It grinds a little when I put it all the way down but only for a short time.
     
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    You'll have to craw under there with a prybar, and try moving the lever on the t-case. I'm not sure which way anymore...I can post a couple pages from the service manual later tonight though.

    If it grinds a little when you hold it down, that is a clue that the T-case isn't in the right position.
     
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    Ok thanks
     
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    Try this procedure. straight from the manual. I'd look to see where the lever is on the T-case now (in 2wd) then shift to 4Low as the manual recommends. That will tell you which direction the lever moves on the tcase. Loosen the trunnion bolt, use a pry bar to ensure the lever is fully engaged, then tighten the bolt. That should get everything back in alignment, if it was off.
     
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    Pretty sure your t case isn't gear now. The grinding indicates that your clutch is indeed hooking up..the linkage setup really does suck. I had no idea I bumped mine into neutral moving it around. I also had forgotten completely to hook up the linkage as well though. So inside the jeep, it did indeed look like it was in 2 hi. Nope!
     
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    Ok, this is what happened to me, granted it was on a Ford 8000 tractor but may apply here. I bought a metallic clutch disk and rebuilt pressure plate from a northwest rebuilder with a good reputation. Took the tractor to the dealer to split the tractor and install the clutch. They did not like metallic discs. Called me up a couple of days later, said the clutch was no good and the tractor would not move. I went in to see what the problem was. When I got there the shop foreman said they had fixed it and did not want to talk about it.
    That rebuild pressure plate came from the rebuilder with the springs compressed, held that way with small blocks of wood. The tractor mechanic had not removed them after he installed it.
    So to the point, was the pressure plate compressed and held that way when it was installed? If so that would cause the problem you are having. Best of luck, it is usually something small, finding it can take time.

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    Ugh...that would suck. But in this case, the LUK kit doesn't come with springs compressed. You just slide the clutch in, bolt the pressure plate on, and you're ready for the transmission to go back in.
     
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