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Old 06-13-2010, 11:39 PM   #1
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throw out Bearing is shot

So anyway Im new as of today. Mainly got on here to see if anyone had any ideas about replacing a throw out bearing. Mainly Im curious about a few things like resurfacing the fly wheel, is it ok on a 94 YJ? Now that its going to be torn apart what all should I have replaced. Aready going to replaced the clutch. any other ideas of whats I might as well get fixed while im in there?

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Old 06-14-2010, 09:12 AM   #2
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getting ready to do mine, the Rubicon was a little rough last week. yes, resurface fly wheel, change every thing, you can also change the pilot bearing but use a bushing instead of the bearing. take off the crank sensor before you drop trans. If the rear main is leaking now would be a good time to change.

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Old 06-14-2010, 02:41 PM   #3
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you dont have to resurface the flywheel. but it is always good. just check to see if there is any burn or hot spots on it if there is take it to a machine shop and it costs about 40 bucks. x2 on the rear main seal and the pilot bearing.
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Old 06-14-2010, 09:23 PM   #4
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Cool thanks guys. All help is welcome.
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Old 06-15-2010, 07:12 AM   #5

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resurfacing the flywheel can reduce clutch contact pressure if too much is taken off.
they do have a working thickness that you can measure to see if you need to resurface, but in my opinion a new flywheel from a place like center force is a great improvement, they disperse heat better and grip better and are less prone to warping and they are affordable .
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Old 06-16-2010, 02:34 PM   #6

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JP magazine did an article about 10 things wrong with your YJ a few months back. The throw out bearing was one of them. They recommended a different type of replacement set up to make this not happen again. You may want to check out to see it. If I can find the mag tonight, i'll post what it said tomorrow.

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