I have a 98 4.0 and I'd like to replace my clutch, pressure plate, and throwout bearing. I am getting a binding feeling in my clutch peddal and I can hear a clicking noise coming from the transmission when I lay under the Jeep and have someone push the clutch peddal down. I think one of the pressure plate springs has gone bad or broke... so my question is, can someone explain the steps needed to replace the clutch? I have done a few clutches on my cars in the past, I have a lift in my garage, and a trans jack, and my plan of attack for the jeep was to:
1. remove the driveshafts and disconnect all linkage to the transfercase and trans shifter linkage
2. support the trans and transfer case at the transfer case tailshaft, so that I can unbolt the skid plate and drop it down
3. once the skid plate is out of the way, this is where my question is. Do I unbolt the trans and pull it away from the motor with the transfer case attached? or is it easier to unbolt the t-case from the trans before unbolting the trans?
If someone could give me a general step by step with any tips I would appreciate it.