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Unread 07-02-2008, 11:23 PM   #1
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clutch pedal making crackin noise *video*

alright guys, about... 5 months ago, i started to notice that when i press and let go of my clutch pedal, it was making a light squeek. now, its worse, and its pretty anoiying. any help???

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Unread 07-02-2008, 11:30 PM   #2
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It's one of two things..

Either the throw out bearing or the clutch pedal itself.

If it's the throw out bearing you can replace it but it requires a drop of the
t-case, tranny, and driveshafts.

If it's the clutch pedal itself.. a little wd-40 might help.

I have heard stories of people getting their throw out bearing replaced under warranty.
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Unread 07-02-2008, 11:38 PM   #3
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Search is your friend. :P

It's one of two things..

Either the throw out bearing or the clutch pedal itself.

If it's the throw out bearing you can replace it but it requires a drop of the
t-case, tranny, and driveshafts.

If it's the clutch pedal itself.. a little wd-40 might help.

I have heard stories of people getting their throw out bearing replaced under warranty.

hmmmmmmmmmm. im gunna check the pedal tomarrow morning. but i dont think that its the pedal, ive never felt anything loose, but hell. gotta check anyways. and about the throw out bearing... im gunna have to educate myself on that, im not sure if im still under warranty
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Unread 07-03-2008, 02:43 AM   #4
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hmmmmmmmmmm. im gunna check the pedal tomarrow morning. but i dont think that its the pedal, ive never felt anything loose, but hell. gotta check anyways. and about the throw out bearing... im gunna have to educate myself on that, im not sure if im still under warranty
I just had my throw-out bearing explode itself. Had the noise since I bought the jeep and 4 months later the bearings exploded.
But I know lots of people with jeeps who have had the noise for years.

The 'Throw-out bearing' has many names. It is also called the 'Clutch release bearing' and a few other names which I can't think of right now.

Luke from Australia.
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Unread 07-03-2008, 07:00 AM   #5
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My LJ has made that same noise for the last 2 years, doesn't always do it though.
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Unread 07-03-2008, 10:48 AM   #6
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alright, so everyone is saying throw out bearing. so if i dont fix this soon what am i loking at?
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Unread 07-03-2008, 12:01 PM   #7
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mine does it too, i do also believe its throw out bearing but i'll wait till mine explodes like my friends did then just do it and a clutch at the same time, his also made alot of noise while it was idling in neutral and the clutch was not pressed,
to do it you've got to pull out the transmission, while you're there you might as well do the clutch and pressure plate because its just a few more easy bolts after the transmission is out of the way
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Unread 07-03-2008, 12:12 PM   #8
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Mine does the same thing, but i'm gonna be the oddball here and say that I always thought it was the slave cylander... It made that noise since I bought it over a year ago.
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mine does it too, i do also believe its throw out bearing but i'll wait till mine explodes like my friends did then just do it and a clutch at the same time, his also made alot of noise while it was idling in neutral and the clutch was not pressed,
to do it you've got to pull out the transmission, while you're there you might as well do the clutch and pressure plate because its just a few more easy bolts after the transmission is out of the way
Mine does the same as the video, although not quite as bad, and it makes a lot of rattling as said in above post without the clutch engaged running idle in neutral.

How much (estimate) would it be to have it fixed at the shop would you guys think?
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Im not sure but i dont think the bearing would make noise if not running tho
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Unread 07-03-2008, 12:52 PM   #11
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I agree with Corjw. The thowout bearing is basically a collar with a bearing on it. It is ain't movin, it ain't gonna make a noise.

My first thought was a spring. If it's louder underneath, it might be the pressure plate (which would be a similar fix to the throw out bearing.) The only things that move are the pressure plate, the slave cylinder, the master cylinder and the pedal.

I can't see where a throwout bearing would sound like that unless it was worn out and that would cause a hell of a racket when you mash the clutch.

If it's inside the bell housing (where the clutch and throw out bearing reside) replace the clutch, pilot bearing, pressure plate and throw out bearing at the same time.
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Unread 07-03-2008, 12:59 PM   #12
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Lubricate the the pedal pivot points and spring attachments. No, WD-40 is not a good lubricant. Use a penetrating spray grease or a little motor oil.

It sounds just like the pedal return spring binding a little on its anchor points.
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Mine does the same as the video, although not quite as bad, and it makes a lot of rattling as said in above post without the clutch engaged running idle in neutral.

How much (estimate) would it be to have it fixed at the shop would you guys think?
ah thinking of what the previous people said it does sound right that it might not be the throw out bearing, but the sound at idle more than likely is, mine does it too not horribly tho and i am just waiting to do it, for cost i think it'd probably be about the same cost as a clutch job maybe 4-500?
i'm not going to fix mine until it starts acting up worse or actually causes a problem because it is not my only means of transport, and on my friends his throw out bearing completely exploded and just damaged the clutch a lil but that wasn't too much more money and same amount of work anyways
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Unread 07-03-2008, 07:54 PM   #14
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Maybe just the cable sticking in the sleeve? Or is it hydraulic?
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It's hydraulic, any updates as to the problem.
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