Originally Posted by Viperusmc
So what is the problem/solution to the problem? My jeep is the same. I push the pedal down in any gear. Stationary or driving and it squeals like crazy but still shifts fine. The second I take my foot off the pedal the noise stops. What is the problem/solution?
X2 on what Wrangler One said, that's a clear indication your throwout bearing is toast. Replace the clutch, pressure plate, and pilot bearing at the same time you replace the throwout bearing.
I'd go with a Luk clutch kit which will include everything needed except muscle & a jack. You can generally find them on Amazon.com, eBay, etc. for under $100 but I'd definitely get it from Amazon.com even if it's a little more $$$.