I'm new to this forum so I hope that I'm posting in the correct place. I'm sure I'll figure this whole thing out soon.
A little background on my jeep. I recently inherited the family Jeep. A 2002 Wrangler Sport with the 4.0 inline 6. The car is starting to get bad do to the lack of upkeep. The engine has around 130,000 miles on it so it's gotten a lot of use. While the may have been through it's paces I am determined to bring it back to life. It has never been used for off roading. It is strictly a road car that we've used frequently since we bought it new in 2002. The engine still runs perfectly fine. It's never given up on us and it is really the only part of the car that was taken care of.
Down to my actual question. The clutch on the car has taken a beating do to poor driving by my mother and the fact that I learned to drive stick in this car. So lot's of engine killing, clutch popping, and gear grinding. The last person to drive the car before it was given to me was my father. He mentioned that the car was making a weird noise kind of like a high pitched whine. It only does this when the clutch is engaged. I believe that it may be the fact that the clutch is still the stock clutch meaning it has taken years of torture but I'm worried that it may be something else all together.
I was wondering if I could get an opinion on what this noise might mean.
Also, if people could point me in the direction of good websites to buy parts from. More specifically I am looking for a new clutch right now. So I would appreciate clutch brand recommendations.
Thank you so much