Throw-out bearing question?
Have tried to do an extensive search for this but kept getting the JK issues. Let me build the story. Last October my TJ stopped being able to shift into gear. So since it had 120,000 miles on it I figured replace the clutch while I'm in there. Got the replacement LuK kit from dial a clutch and put it in over the weekend. The throw-out bearing was totally disintegrated but the Pressure Plate and Driven Plate looked good. After that, no issues, shifted great. Now, almost one year later I think it is going out again. With the clutch pushed in, it sounds like a BAD squealing belt. Very rarely does it make the squeal with the clutch out and in neutral. Sometimes it goes away but I can feel a different pressure on the clutch pedal, it is stiffer. It seems to only happen when I drive on the highway for extended periods. I have 4.56 gears with 33x12.5 tires. So in 5th gear I'm pulling around 2700rpm. I was just wondering if anyone with a ton of manual transmission experience could answer a few questions I have:
1. Could there be a deeper issue here to destroy 2 TOB? Output shaft out of balance? Something going on in the XSMSN?
2. Could the MML (1") and BL (1.25") I have on be causing a problem with the drivetrain?
Any suggestions would be appreciated. I don't mind dropping the XSMSN but I want to fix this problem for good. I just can't believe that I've lost another TOB. Do they make a HD TOB and Pilot bearing for the TJ? Thanks
"The Art of War teaches us to rely not on the likelehood of the enemy's not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him; not on the chance of his not attacking, but rather on the fact that we have made our position unassailable". Sun Tzu
79' Cherokee Chief,83' CJ8, 95' YJ, 97' XJ.
02' TJ - B&M shifter, JKS 1" BL-1"MML, 2" skyjacker, 33x12.5, 4.56 Grs.