NSG370...at a loss
Just rebuilt my nsg370 this past weekend. New bearings all around, due to a squeaking noise that occured only when the clutch was out and the jeep was idling in neutral. Push the clutch in, squeak/squeal goes away. My first guess was the input shaft bearing. So I replaced all the bearings in the trans. Lots of work for no end result right now.
Keep in mind I replaced the clutch with a Luk kit a few months ago, the noise didn't start until after this. Napa warranteed the clutch, and I put a brand new Luk kit in after I rebuilt the transmission. All day yesterday I drove it with no noise, now the noise is worse.
If you depress the clutch pedal a tiny bit, the noise gets worse. All the way, it goes away. I'm telling you straight up, that there is NO way it's the input shaft bearing. The trans was rebuilt by the book with genuine Mercedes parts (which could be the problem in the first place, sarcasm). I'm under the impression though that throwout bearings only make noise when the clutch is depressed. The pilot bearing wouldn't make the noise because it's brass. I'm at a loss, and wondering where the hell to go from here. I'm not looking forward to ripping the trans out for a third time in less than 4 months.
My best guess right now is that both throwout bearings in the clutch kits were ****. I've had experiences like this before with auto parts suppliers at my work, and it sucks to have to do **** twice.
I'm thinking about biting the bullet and telling napa to give me the money back, and throwing a centerforce in. Any ideas would be appreciated.
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Followed by meteor showers and tidal waves.
Followed by faultlines that cannot sit still.
Followed by millions of dumbfounded dip****s.