Hey all, I have a 2004 Wrangler X (4.0) and I'm hearing a weird high pitch whine that doesn't sound quite like what I used to hear on my YJ (I had a 95 Sahara) when I had transmission problems.
Occasionally (usually most frequently right when it starts up in cold weather,) I hear a high pitch whine when either A) Push the clutch in to switch gears or B) let off on the accelerator (and the flywheel engages to maintain revs,) so I'm thinking a thrust bearing- am I out of my mind? I have 82,000 miles and I tend to be pretty gentle on the transmission (I rarely shift above 2750RPM) but I wouldnt be surprised if it was a transmission issue, I'm still on my first clutch.
I've helped a buddy replace his TJ Clutch, but I've never done it myself- can you drop the transfer case and just slip the new assembly in? I'd really like to not drop 600$ on a new clutch install if i can just buy the assembly for 200$ and sacrifice a weekend doing it.