Help! Clutch is making a horrible noise when depressed
To start things off, a few months ago when I was sitting in my Jeep with my friend, we heard a strange noise when I was holding the clutch in. He said it sounded like my release bearing (or throw-out bearing) was going out. Like an idiot, I just put this potentially future problem aside.
Well yesterday when me and my friend we getting in my Jeep so I could take her home, I held down the clutch and cranked it, and this horrible screeching noise started going. When I let go of the clutch it stopped. So Now I figure my throw-out bearing went out.
I am trying to sell this Jeep so I can get a 4.0. Would it be possible for me to buy a new throw-out bearing and drop my transmission and get to my clutch and replace it with basic tools or will I need any special tools? How complicated of a procedure is this?
If you're only going to replace the throw-out bearing then you don't need anything special as far as tools go. But, being how you have the tranny out, the best thing would be to replace the clutch as well. For that you'll need a clutch alignment tool. They're not expensive and you won't get the tranny back in without aligning the clutch.
A dry bearing under a load and turning at 700ish RPM will definitely squeal. I second replacing the whole clutch assembly while you have the tranny down. From what I hear you don't have TJ flywheels resurfaced, just use a coarse Scotchbrite pad (or even better a "cookie" on a die grinder) and put a nice circular scratch pattern all over the engagement surface.
Ok so I called the shop to get this fixed and they said I would also have to get my flywheel resurfaced and my slave cylinder would also go bad in a few months if I didn't change it. I know not to get the flywheel resurfaced but I never heard about the slave cylinder going bad?