Im new to the forum but am here with a question about a noise before i go start buying parts.
First off i have built an 87yj with a 83mercedes om617 5cyl turbo diesel with an NV3550 trans from a 04 wrangler..
My transmission is making a noise i believe and its driving me nuts
so here are the symptoms;
1. chattering noise while at idle, but when i push the clutch in just a little it goes away.
2. Chattering noise is still there when driving but not as pronounced of a rattle while sitting still.
Im presuming its the throw out bearing making that noise, but asking any way.
next this is a different rolling/chattering noise(most worried about)
1. rolling chattering noise when moving, expected with a diesel sounds like a ford trans. and is not the same noise coming from bellhousing.
2. when clutch is pushed while coasting and any speed above 10mph the noise does not go away, but makes a loud rolling/chattering noise.
it also makes the noise while accelerating but sounds more like a cup of marbles.
3 the noise still continues even if the jeep is in neutral while coasting. and even if i push in the clutch.
this noise sounds like its coming from the trans, maybe the x-fer case but im not sure.
Any one else having this problem or have any ideas, Im trying to gather info before replacing a bunch of bearings.