Gritty Clutch Peddle

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So this is an odd issue. I know I'm going to be chasseing it with the service center until I finally give up and accept it. So from day 1 my clutch peddle has a bit of a grit feel to it when moving. Its very faint. It isn't there when the jeep is not moving or is in neutral. I had a note with my first jeep wave oil change to have them look at it. Between making the appointment and the actual drop off it disappeared and the clutch pedal was smooth as butter (of course). What changed? It snowed 8 inches and I was in 4 wheel high at 45-50 MPH for my 20 mile commute for 2 days.
Fast forward a week, the grit feel is back. No different, just like it has been for 6k miles. This morning it snowed a little and the side roads were a bit slick so back to 4 wheel high. About 5 miles into my commute the clutch pedal is again smooth as butter. Absolutely no gritty feeling.

What about having 4 high engaged would change the feel of the clutch pedal?

For reference this is a 2021 Willys JLU 6 speed with 3.6.

 

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I have this same issue with my 2018 JLUR and have basically since I bought it. Dealer of course said it’s normal but I can tell you it has gotten worse over time to the point where it is almost impossible to let the clutch out smoothly. Then one day it will be smooth for 5 minutes, an hour, the whole day.. it’s never consistent. Super frustrating. I’m due for an oil change so I intend to have the dealer look at it again when I take it back in. @JeepCares
 

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Both my wife and I have 2021s. Bought same day. Mine is smooth as butter is hers is like yours. I don't drive hers enough to know if it comes or goes, but it's exactly the same feeling. In neutral it's not there at all...
She's a decent manual driver so don't think it's abuse.
 

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I have this same issue with my 2018 JLUR and have basically since I bought it. Dealer of course said it’s normal but I can tell you it has gotten worse over time to the point where it is almost impossible to let the clutch out smoothly. Then one day it will be smooth for 5 minutes, an hour, the whole day.. it’s never consistent. Super frustrating. I’m due for an oil change so I intend to have the dealer look at it again when I take it back in. @JeepCares
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Only at 1700 miles on mine so far, but I haven't experienced anything like this yet. I mean when you're in gear you can feel a faint vibration as it bites, but I just consider that to be normal. It's definitely not a gritty or chunky feeling. Just posting to track so I can see any resolutions if mine does ever develop anything like this.
 

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Have your dealer visually inspect clutch assy with video scope and perform the clutch holding test as outlined in previous clutch recall.

Note: If you exceed your 3yr 30K its your problem.....clutch is considered a wear item. But, if you can prove your clutch failed due to the hydraulic system, the clutch could be covered.

If everything checks out..........move further down the drivetrain.

However, when driving engaged in 4H; with the Willys transfer case, road conditions and maneuvers will add strain to the drivetrain. Noise and effort to control vehicle will be amplified.

 
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