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Old 03-06-2012, 01:47 PM   #1
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Loud clicking noise while in gear. What is this?

I have an 88 YJ inline 6 clutch. There is a loud clicking sound when in gears 1,2,3 and 5. Also when left in neutral. Sounds like this is located in the transmission but i am not sure. Any ideas to what this exactly is and how much this could be?

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Old 03-06-2012, 03:50 PM   #2
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Does this make the noise when rolling or at a stand still? Have you checked the trans fluid?

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throw out bearing might be wasted, or the front seal is blown and it has no fluid
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:34 AM   #4
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It happens while rolling or stand still. Unless the clutch is pushed in. Not too loud when at a stand still. Noise increases when rolling. I need to go check the trans fluid again. Looked at it a month ago and it was fine. If it is the throw out bearing could i replace that on my own or would i need a true mechanic to do so? Same question for the front seal.
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you can replace it on your own, look through the forums for the thread "88 clutch problem" will tell you whats involved with taking the trans out. But if you aren't very mechanically inclinded I would say get a friend to help you but it can still be done.
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:59 AM   #6
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I'm sorry to say that the exact same thing happened to me with the exact same symptoms and it was the main cluster gear in the transmission. I was told that it doesn't make any noise in 4th because there is no side load on it in that gear. I just bought a new tranny for $1000.00. You can get a use or remanufactured between $250.00 and $650.00. My condolences.
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:03 AM   #7
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I'm sorry to say that the exact same thing happened to me with the exact same symptoms and it was the main cluster gear in the transmission. I was told that it doesn't make any noise in 4th because there is no side load on it in that gear. I just bought a new tranny for $1000.00. You can get a use or remanufactured between $250.00 and $650.00. My condolences.
This sounds about right, same thing happened to me its the BA-10 for you happens at high Mileage or if its been honed on to hard for to long
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:40 PM   #8
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Oldyellar, what was the solution?

Hi! I dont know if you still look on this as your problem may have been solved. This '92 I work on is having similiar issues and are wondering what fixed your jeep. To all those other reply authors thanks, I will look at these possiblities. In 2011, I had replaced a hydra clutch that was leaking with a new TO Bearing and reinstalling the tranny (bell housing and all) it was a monster to line up and slip right in. Concrete floor not truely flat and the floor jack (for trannyz) caused some alignment issues at the last 3/8 inches. Used the bolts to mate the surfaces together, using a cylinder head bolt-on method, you know, 1 oclock, then 7 oclock, then 11, then 5, then 2 and so on. Has as been working fine and no leaks.
But now this, ....money pit. If any updates pls post, will be checking in daily. My crossmember may have needs, you know how those mounting points rust and must fabricate to make work.

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