I have a pretty bad squeal when I depress the clutch peddle. The squeal is the worst at about half way. But here's the thing. It only does it sometimes. Like everything will be quiet then it'll start, or it'll start squealing right away and then go silent in a few miles.
So, I assume it is the throwout bearing. The question is, can I safely ignore it for a while?
No dont If it is your throwout bearing you should replace NOW so it dont get hot and melt into the slot where it goes I had a Dakota that the throwout bearing went out and melted inside I spent half a day with a dremmel tool shaving it out clean to instal the new one
Throw out bearings are no fun to do. If you've got it apart, do the whole clutch. I got a heavy duty LUK replacement for mine last month. Cost me less than $200 from Clutch City here in Largo, Florida. They ship nationally though and the owner is a good dude.. so if you're gonna have it apart anyway, do the whole clutch and resurface the flywheel.
Denis A. Baldwin
1991 YJ 99 Vortec 5.7L, SM465, NP205, 14 Bolt Rear, Dana 60 Front, 5.13 Gears, Detroit Lockers, 395/85R20 46" Michelin XML tires on 20" XD Wheels, Cherokee Offset Springs (10" front to back stretch total), Bilstein 5150s, 1in. BL, custom cage, Warn M8000, Double D Dash/OHC, 4Low Front Stinger Bumper, DirtWorx Rear Bumper WTC, Tube Fenders, Comp Cut, 1 Ton HD Kingpin High Steering and PAID FOR.
I'd put a rear main seal in while I had the throw out and clutch out. Only time before it leaks, and you're already there.
I always did the three as a set, saves headaches down the road.
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