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Old 09-03-2012, 04:41 PM   #1
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2002 Clutch Replacement

I've heard some chattering lately from my jeep when the clutch is depressed while I'm sitting at a redlight or sitting still for a moment. So, I don't totally know what all that is but I'm sure it has something to do with the clutch or components. I'm a regular home mechanic and I tackle regular mainenance, and a little more. I've never Tackled something this big. My jeep is my daily driver and has 73k on it. It is a 2002 Wrangler sport with the 4.0 6cyl. The person that had it before me I believe was a kid and played in the mud a decent amount. So I'm sure the clutch was rode hard and is premature in needing a change. But I would like to know how difficult it is. I think myself and a buddy can tackle it. Also I would like a list of everything I need to complete this job. I don't want to have the tranny dropped and stuck without something. I know I know I'm gonna need the clutch kit, pilot bearing/bushing, flywheel, flywheel bolts, tranny jack, and a clutch alignment tool. Is there anything else? other then a good socket set? also Is there a difference between a throwout bearing and a pilot bearing? and do i need to replace both. I want to knock everything out with one tranny drop.

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Old 09-03-2012, 05:11 PM   #2
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If its only when the clutch is depressed, it could just be your throwout bearing. They are only used when the clutch is depressed and when they begin to break down, they can make lots of noise. Mud can accelerate the wear on everything in the bell housing, especially the throw out bearing. Does your clutch slip at all? If it doesn't it would lead me to believe its simply your throwout bearing

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Old 09-03-2012, 05:18 PM   #3
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No, the clutch doesn't slip at all. it actually grabs pretty good. I just thought it'd be better to replace all while it had the tranny drop. I was leaning towards the throwout too.
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My throw out bearing has been noisy now for well over 70,000 miles. I have 90k on the odo. It's pretty normal for them to rattle a bit..
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:53 PM   #5
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I've heard that the Tj's like to rattle
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:30 PM   #6
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I've heard that the Tj's like to rattle
Yes, I wouldn't bother replacing it, as it will just start rattling again...
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:50 PM   #7
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mine doesn't rattle nor make noise.... it'll just suck for a little bit if it goes out... then you won't be able to shift... just try to make it home...

$50 to replace it... and the time to drop the tranny...

but I'm with those guys... I would buy a spare tho... and a pilot bearing... that way if you have to go in there you can do both.... especially if the clutch is still grabbing good..

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