As certain as the sun rises in the East and sets in the West, clutch components will eventually wear out. Because they transfer huge amounts of energy from the engine to the transmission using pressure and friction, these parts are not long for this world. Under normal driving conditions, they generally last for fifty or sixty thousands miles. But when the terrain is rocky, uneven, and unpaved, these Jeep TJ clutch components often experience premature wear. The two main components in the clutch assembly are the pressure plate and the flywheel. The flywheel connects the clutch to the driveline of the engine on one side and to the pressure plate on the other. If you experience any slippage, i.e., your engine races and the wheels do not spin as they should, it may mean that your flywheel is not catching because it is worn out and must be replaced.
- 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ
- Sahara, Sport, Rocky Mountain, Rubicon, Unlimited Wranglers
*Please see product pages for any exceptions.