2002 Jackaroo Clutch Shudder

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 09:09
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I have a 2002 Jackaroo SE 3.5L V6 ... obviously manual ... that gets a little clutch shudder in 1st gear ... usually worse after cold start then dropping away as the vehicle warms up.

Can anyone please comment on whether this is a problem that is likely to get worse, and also whether or not I should do something about it immediately. Thanks.
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Reply By: WheelTravel - Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 09:44

Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 09:44
Not uncommon. Do A search under "clutch Shudder" "shuddering clutch" and various other combinations and you will find plently of reading on the matter. As far as if it does matter, I don't think so.

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Reply By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 10:25

Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 10:25
The clutch shudders on my Triton V6 when cold... I've actually tracked down the root cause... Driving a semi occasionally has made my left foot lazy, if I concentrate a little harder on matching revs with the letting out of the clutch, the problem goes away...
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Reply By: Leroy - Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 10:55

Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 10:55
There were some Jacks that had clutch probs and Holden were fixing them under warranty. I had my Rodeo clutch changed at 58k under warranty but it was explained to me that if there was evidence of abuse I would have to pay the bill!!

Leroy
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Reply By: Member -Dodger - Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 17:22

Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 17:22
Easily fixed,
Change to a different vehicle.
I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.

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Follow Up By: Leroy - Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 18:41

Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 18:41
intelligent answer....eh? A reasonable question was asked so if you're not prepared to make a constructive reply then why bother?

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Reply By: J.T. - Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 20:36

Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 20:36
have had a clutch shudder on our troopy for 5 years and hasnt got much worse.Will only machine flywheel to fix problem when the clutch requires renewal.Cant see any oil leak evidence so suggest when my dear old mum borrowed the car she probably took off in 3rd.
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Reply By: winnjimmer - Saturday, Jul 09, 2005 at 11:26

Saturday, Jul 09, 2005 at 11:26
I don't know anything specifically about Jackeroos, but clutch shudders are usually caused by an oil leak from the rear main bearing, a broken finger in the clutch plate diaphragm, rarely but sometimes soft or broken engine mounts. It rarely results in complete clutch failure unless it is already slipping, but if you are anything like me you wont like living with it. I would first check the engine mounts and evidence of oil coming from the bell housing. If the mounts are ok and /or if the oil is evident I would repair or have the problem fixed. I think a rear main bearing oil seal can be replaced in most engines from the gearbox side.
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