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post #1 of 6 Old 10-14-2008, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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Clutch Rattle

When idling my clutch makes a rattle sound. When I step on the clutch pedal it stops. Any Ideas.

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post #2 of 6 Old 10-14-2008, 05:01 PM
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I had the same problem with my TJ. I thought it was the throwout bearing but (it was under warranty at the time) the dealer swore it was nothing. "What noise... I don't hear anything."

I'd like to know what you find out though. I sold that Jeep before I fixed the noise.

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post #3 of 6 Old 10-14-2008, 05:03 PM
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It's pretty much normal, you're hearing the transmission's main shaft and gears spinning whenever the engine is running and your foot is not holding the clutch down.

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post #4 of 6 Old 10-14-2008, 07:24 PM
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Yup what Jerry said.
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post #5 of 6 Old 10-14-2008, 08:30 PM
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I have the rattle while in neutral with the clutch out AND the awesome creaky clutch pedal. It's always done it and I think it's just that the fork is dry. I had the dealership check it out right before my warranty was up and they said that's what it was and they lubed the fork. It was amazing and quiet for a couple weeks then it started back up. I just live with it now. It only creaks when warm, though. After sitting out all night, I can push on the clutch and it's silent and much smoother. Weird stuff....


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post #6 of 6 Old 10-19-2008, 08:51 AM
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Yep, This is my first Jeep but I knew what it was when I heard it. I had a Ford Ranger that made that noise for nearly 10 years before the clutch went out. No worries.

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