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Old 03-07-2014, 06:01 PM   #1
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clutch click?

So I've searched around and maybe missed it but I can't find anything about this issue. Anyways when my jeep is in neutral at idle there is a clicking or vibration from clutch it think. But when I depress the pedal slightly it goes away. It also does it while driving..All I have to do is put a little pressure on the pedal and no more clicking. My previous jeep..a JK was an auto and any manual transmission vehicle I had before never did this. Any ideas? Also when I press pedal while shifting a series of clicks sound off throughout the whole press. Idk if the two problems are related. Help please!

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Old 03-07-2014, 06:01 PM   #2
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Also my jeep is an 05 tj..

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Old 03-07-2014, 06:08 PM   #3
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Most likely a couple of issues. There is a spring clip that holds the passenger side of the clutch release arm to a small ball joint inside the bell housing. Sometimes they will rust and break off allowing the release arm to rattle a little. That is really no big deal, just a little annoying. If you are getting noises with the clutch engaged, that's probably throw out bearing (release bearing) noise and is an indication that you will probably be due for a clutch job in the near future.
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Old 03-07-2014, 06:31 PM   #4
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That's what I was afraid of. As far as repairing the spring in bell housing is that difficult?
Having never changed a clutch I'm assuming it's something I cannot do myself. How do I know when it's time to just such it up and replace it? Sorry if I sound dumb but I honestly have no clue about clutches..or transmission for that matter.
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Old 03-07-2014, 06:47 PM   #5
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Replacing a clutch is pretty much an all day job for someone that hasn't done it before, but it is something that is not a huge problem if you have some mechanical skills and a helper. It's a great learning experience, and there are plenty of write ups, and general help on the forum if you want to attempt it. Whether or not to jump right into it depends a lot on your circumstances and how bad off you would be if it gave up all of a sudden. If you have a place to work on it and don't absolutely have to have it for a while, you might want to keep driving it til it gives out, then deal with it. If having the Jeep unavailable all of a sudden is a bad thing, you might want to go ahead and get some parts and schedule a day to do it. It's really hard to say how long it may last...it could be a week or a year.

If you decide to do it, let me know what engine you have and I can give you a link for a reasonably priced clutch kit.
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Old 03-07-2014, 07:47 PM   #6
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Here is my really long walk through made for people that never done it. Found tons of advice here. Water dog is the man! http://youtu.be/BS4abyp0zfk
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:09 PM   #7
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Thanks Waterdog I'll have to think about it for a couple days..
Also thanks Majnoon funny enough I was watching your video already when you sent it to me. Very thorough. kinda gives me confidence i can do it myself..but not entirely. I'm going to finish it and think and decide what to do.
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:12 PM   #8
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Too easy. And you care enough to do it right.

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