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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-07-2019, 12:28 AM Thread Starter
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03 clutch replacement.

I have an 03 Ruby with 145,367 miles on it and I am now slipping in 3rd gear sometimes in high revs. I am going to replace it and repair my main seal leak at the same time. Any suggestions as to what brand of clutch to use?

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Most people seem to use the Luk

I did too. And it's fine. If doing it again though, I might be tempted to just use the Mopar kit

Mine, I changed the whole clutch because I had it apart for a bad TO bearing. But the factory clutch still had quite a bit of life left on it at around 100K.

Like I said, the Luk is fine, but, it grabs a bit harder than the factory clutch did. I like to feather the clutch in a lot of circumstances and the Luk just doesn't provide the same range of feathering before it just grabs on hard. Which, most people, most applications, would be considered a good thing. I did prefer the "featherability" of the old one though and if doing it all over again, would probably pay up for the factory replacement.

Make sure you get a good TO bearing. Some kits come with good ones, others come with plastic shells.

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I have an 03 Ruby with 145,367 miles on it and I am now slipping in 3rd gear sometimes in high revs. I am going to replace it and repair my main seal leak at the same time. Any suggestions as to what brand of clutch to use?
I did a lot of research when I replaced mine... I went with the Luk clutch kit but ordered an all steel throw out bearing separately.
My '06 LJR had low mileage so the flywheel didn't need replacement or repair.
I think I had read somewhere that Luk was the OEM manufacturer.
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I did the same as FLLJ. I wasn't about to put in the plastic TOB that came with the kit.
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I too used the LUK Gold kit 05901 which I think came with the steel throw out bearing. There are pics in my gallery of difference between stock and the LUK gold disc..Stock is a SACHs.
Get new spring for fork and maybe a new fork, my pivot pins were worn- not a lot but taking it apart is a PITA so replacing everything in the bell housing seemed like a good idea.

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Thanks for the info everyone! I will look at the LUK option and will more than likely being upgrade to a metal TOB and replacing the shift fork. Might as well since I have it open.
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my 04 rubi is still on its original clutch at 134,000 miles but for my last jeep (91 4.0L), I replaced the clutch with a centerforce dual friction clutch which is what I will go with again when this clutch fails.

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Thanks for the info everyone! I will look at the LUK option and will more than likely being upgrade to a metal TOB and replacing the shift fork. Might as well since I have it open.
Don't forget the pilot bearing, replace it too as long as you have the tranny out.
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