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Old 04-01-2014, 05:39 PM   #1
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Unhappy Scrubbing noise

Scrubbing noise, sounds like coming from transfer case or tranny. Its a 2004 Wrangler X 4.0 5 speed manual 92,000 miles. The scrubbing noise is only when moving and in gear, most noticed when ya let off the gas and coast at any speed while in gear. If I push the clutch in it usually goes away but sometimes I hear a quick one or two scrub sounds. I just picked up this Jeep last week on a trade from a private owner, it seems to be totally stock except for bumpers and hitch. Any help or info would be appreciated.

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Old 04-04-2014, 02:26 PM   #2
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Scrubbing noise, sounds like coming from transfer case or tranny. Its a 2004 Wrangler X 4.0 5 speed manual 92,000 miles. The scrubbing noise is only when moving and in gear, most noticed when ya let off the gas and coast at any speed while in gear. If I push the clutch in it usually goes away but sometimes I hear a quick one or two scrub sounds. I just picked up this Jeep last week on a trade from a private owner, it seems to be totally stock except for bumpers and hitch. Any help or info would be appreciated.
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Old 04-04-2014, 04:13 PM   #3
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I guess what your looking for is the starting point. Change the fluid and see what is on the mag plug. You never know when the fluid was last changed. These transmissions are noisy compared to others vehicle's you may be used to, so you may or may not even have a problem. The fluid change is going to be the cheapest first step. OR.. you will need to have someone else drive it to get an opinion.
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Old 04-04-2014, 04:36 PM   #4
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I will also add that if you do have a transmission problem and a fluid change is in your future some people flush them with kerosene and I have read many threads about doing this. You can search it. I have never done the process with kerosene myself so I can not help you.

Lastly if flushing and fresh fluid do not resolve the issue you won't be able to much more without taking the transmission out and looking inside. This of course is saying the noise is the transmission based on your description but of course you have a throw out bearing and clutch also working with the transmission in your bell housing.
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Old 04-04-2014, 05:02 PM   #5
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Everything shifts ok?
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Jeeps never get stuck or broke. Just parked in odd places for an indeterminate length of time.
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Old 04-05-2014, 09:30 AM   #6
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I will also add that if you do have a transmission problem and a fluid change is in your future some people flush them with kerosene and I have read many threads about doing this. You can search it. I have never done the process with kerosene myself so I can not help you.

Lastly if flushing and fresh fluid do not resolve the issue you won't be able to much more without taking the transmission out and looking inside. This of course is saying the noise is the transmission based on your description but of course you have a throw out bearing and clutch also working with the transmission in your bell housing.
Changing the fluids was the first step I was thinking about, just cant tell if the noise is comeing from tranny or transfer case but I will change fluids in both. Would it be possible that this type of noise could be U joints ? Thanks for the reply McDaniel
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Everything shifts ok?
Yup seems to be shifting fine Junky One

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