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Old 02-11-2012, 04:04 PM   #1
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Rattle coming from the bell housing?

My TJ has a rattle when idling. I used a stethoscope and determined the rattle is coming from something inside the bell housing... The clutch works fine and all gears shift fine too. Any ideas?

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Old 02-13-2012, 11:13 AM   #2

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Originally Posted by heepiejeepie
My TJ has a rattle when idling. I used a stethoscope and determined the rattle is coming from something inside the bell housing... The clutch works fine and all gears shift fine too. Any ideas?
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:26 AM   #3
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Mine does that too. Rattle goes away when you push the clutch to the floor. Opposite of a bad throwout bearing (makes noise when you push the clutch to the floor). Everything works fine but I'm curious about the cause.
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:28 PM   #4
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same thing here other night i could here it from out side jeep few minutes later couldnt hear it. until it does it loud all the time it would be a waste of time going to dealer .
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:20 PM   #5
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Drop the starter and the inspection plate and look. I broke a clutch spring in mexico and when it finally fell out, I couldn't disengage the clutch because it kept getting stuck between the plate and disc. What a fun drive that was back to civilization! Tons of whoops and vados without being able to downshift. It's tight but with an inspection mirror you can atleast check the throw out bearing and finger springs to eliminate them. The springs in the disc require you to drop the trans.
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