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Unread 12-04-2013, 11:43 PM   #1
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You know the sound the giant ants made in "THEM"?

That's the noise my jeep, a 1986 CJ-7, makes driving in wet conditions. At first I thought it was a squealing fan belt but it isn't. It only happens in wet conditions, tonight we had snow followed by freezing rain then rain. The roads were 6 inches of very wet slush on top of ice. My jeep would squeal as I released the clutch, and put it under load. When I reapplied the clutch it would quiet down or go away. It did it once before but after sitting for 8 hour while I worked it went away. That day was wet earlier and dried up before the end of my shift. It's very embarrassing driving down the road with my jeep screaming like a banshee. Any thoughts?

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Unread 12-05-2013, 04:13 AM   #2
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Perhaps an oil-glazed flywheel or clutch disk.

Does your RMS leak?

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Unread 12-05-2013, 08:37 AM   #3
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Is the flywheel inspection plate missing?
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Unread 12-05-2013, 08:48 AM   #4
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Is the flywheel inspection plate missing?
x2 on both. i believe it could be because the clutch friction plates are glazed and the flywheel needs turned and the moisture making it slip a bit under load
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Unread 12-05-2013, 10:36 AM   #5
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Accidently placed in another thread?

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That really sucks because I replaced my clutch and flywheel this summer. I had the oil pan gasket, main seal, and oil pump replaced 3 weeks ago. Does this mean a new clutch again?
It is a possibility. Look for leaks. did YOU replace the clutch & flywheel, or had it done?
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Unread 12-05-2013, 11:39 AM   #6
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Could be a bad throw out bearing.
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Unread 12-05-2013, 05:41 PM   #7
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Bet it's a dried up pilot bearing.
BTDT......
When is the last time you oiled/greased the linkage?
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Unread 12-05-2013, 09:18 PM   #8
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No, I didn't do it myself. I like to think I'm a pretty good locomotive engineer, and I can do some simple mechanical things but if anyone can screw up a job like that, I will. I have a mechanic that works on my jeep as a side job and he seems to do a pretty good job. Also, I drove it to work today. It ran like a top and not a single squeak. It was sunny today, and the temperature well below zero.
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Unread 12-05-2013, 09:29 PM   #9
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As a Engineer, you should know of the old say'n of 'oil'n about'
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Unread 12-05-2013, 10:07 PM   #10
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could be a bad throw out bearing.
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Unread 12-06-2013, 09:24 AM   #11
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To quote one of my favorite movies, "I only ride 'em man, I don't know what makes 'em work. "
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