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Old 02-11-2013, 12:37 PM   #1
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Throwout Bearing Help!

I just picked my jeep up from the shop yesterday after getting the rear end regeared. I noticed a "growling" from the transmission ( it goes away once the clutch is pressed). I think its the throwout bearing? My question is what is the worst case scenerio. I have been planning a trip for saturday to go wheeling, and I dont think I can replace it before then. Should I be ok to wheel for the day, or will it cause more damage?

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Old 02-11-2013, 12:53 PM   #2
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A clutch can last for years or go in a another minute of use. No way to be sure about that. The guy with the most information who will be able to make the best answer to your question is the guy driving the Jeep.

Not what you wanted to hear, I know. But having been a trail leader before, one of the questions I always ask of a newbie is does he know of any problems on his rig. If you told me what you said above, I would not allow you in my group.

The reason I do this is 20+ years ago I watched somebody change a carburetor on a CJ7. The idiot had the part in his Jeep and the postmark was two years old.

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Old 02-11-2013, 12:57 PM   #3
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Does it sound like marbles rolling around? If so, that's relatively normal. Apparently its the input shaft spinning. Mine made the same noise with 72000mi on the clutch, and with the new clutch with 3000mi on it.
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:26 PM   #4
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Does it sound like marbles rolling around? If so, that's relatively normal. Apparently its the input shaft spinning. Mine made the same noise with 72000mi on the clutch, and with the new clutch with 3000mi on it.

Mine has this noise as well, It drove me crazy until like you said I found out its normal. This is a louder growling noise that goes away once the clutch is pressed.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:15 PM   #5
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:34 PM   #6
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Mine started to make that nose and was fine for about 5000 miles. Then my throw out bearing ceased and it bent the the shaft and broke the housing. So my 2003 has a brand new tranny, up graded clutch. 93k on the original tranny.

The shop I took it to said the clutch was in decent shape before. Making me think the original owner replaced the clutch half assed and didn't replace the bearing.

So it might be "normal" noise but my new one doesn't make a sound.

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Old 02-12-2013, 07:27 AM   #7
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this is what i just went through. Started kinda like the way yours sounds but a hour later got pretty bad. Got the clutch kit for 119 bucks and had it in with in 4 hours. if you do so make sure you unhook the crank senser. i didnt see it and pulled the wires on mine and had to replace it.
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/tran...pp-218221.html

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