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05-04-2011 07:52 AM
jp2611 FYI-chased a scraping noise last year-thought it was an e brake issue-found bad rear u-joints-they were still solid no play or slop-but needle bearings working their way out

Good Luck!!
05-04-2011 07:28 AM
2000sooners1 it has been pretty cool here every since i changed mine. I'm hoping that it doesn't start back up when it gets hot again, but i have driven long distances since and it has made the noise yet. I plan on changing transfer cas fluids as soon as i get time as well....
05-03-2011 06:21 PM
NokeJeeper Well, mine is acting up again. The roaring groan during low speed turns has gone away since changing the fluids. However, the popping / clunking / grinding taking off in 1st gear while turning sharply is still there. Still only happens after about only 30 min of driving. Have not checked wheel bearings yet. I am starting to suspect rear sway bar links / bushings or rear shocks but still quite baffled.
05-02-2011 07:24 AM
2000sooners1 well i drained the rearend and checked everything out it all looked good. Don't want to speak to soon but drove in to work this morning 60 miles and never heard it. So maybe its all good and just needed to change fluid out.
04-22-2011 04:47 PM
NokeJeeper If you are having the same proble as me then you probably need to service your whole 4WD system. I seemed to have fixed my problem by having this done. After about 40 min to an hour of driving, the fluid in the differentials was heating up and not lubricating the gears anymore and making a whirling/clunking sound. Since they are limited slip, you will need friction modifier fluids. I have only had my Jeep for about 4 months so I didn't know when the last time the drivetrain had been serviced.

I took mine to the stealership and had them check out the noise which they had to drive it for about an hour to get it to flare up and then explained that they needed to check the entire system. They charged me nearly $400 for diagnostics and service. I could have easily done this myself if I had known where the noise was coming from and that it could have been solved by just changing out the fluids!
04-21-2011 08:26 AM
2000sooners1 i have not actually checked in detail, but i have jacked it up and manhandled the wheels and there is no play so i wasn't thinking it was the bearings.
04-20-2011 08:02 AM
MLaborde @NokeKepper & 2000sooners1 - have you checked your wheel bearings?
04-20-2011 07:35 AM
2000sooners1 No i haven't figured it out I just parked it. I have been on a shutdown working 12hr days 7 days a week. As soon as i get off i'm going to take everything apart lol. If you do somehow find out what it is please please save me the headache and money.....It has to be exactly the same problem your having because it only makes it while turning slow or when i first release the clutch in first after i drive a lot of hwy miles......I have about 3 weeks left of shutdown maybe someone will know what it is before i get some time to take everything apart.
04-19-2011 08:22 AM
NokeJeeper I know this is about a month and a half later but did you ever figure anything out as to what was making the noise? I am having similar issues. I hear a popping / grinding / scraping noise when I am releasing the clutch in 1st and going through turns at low speeds. This only happens to me after a lot city driving or hauling and is quite infrequent but very annoying when it occurs.
03-01-2011 08:39 PM
2000sooners1 ok its really starting to piss me off while releasing or just got released the clutch while turning it makes a scraping noise, and I can't figure it out. Is there a way i can take a video of it and put it on here so that other people can hear it, and maybe just maybe i won't sound so dumb. Hopefully someone has had this problem before.
02-22-2011 01:07 PM
atomik141 i have a similar noise. it's my pilot bearing. didn't change it (PITA to get out) when i replaced the whole clutch about a year ago. it's annoying, but everything works fine.

if they don't cover it under warranty, you can do it yourself for about $150 price of full kit, $7 for the set of reverse torx sockets for the stupid bolts on the top of the tranny, and about 6 hours of elbow grease. oh yeah, and a torque wrench for the pressure plate.

this is what i used
1997 Jeep TJ Clutch Replacement
02-22-2011 12:24 PM
hookuspookus
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Originally Posted by 2000sooners1 View Post
I still have no clue what the noise is. I looked all under it to see if i seen any sign of scrapes or any marks while i was putting my rims back on. It happens more often with the heavier wheels but only when i take off while turning. All i can think of is the rearend, but clueless.
its a cheap clutch ,not the best ,cheap . i've used them before but i like the sheiffer alot better . didn't mean to bend anyone out of shape . are the rotors rubbing on the brake back plate ?
02-21-2011 08:24 PM
2000sooners1 I still have no clue what the noise is. I looked all under it to see if i seen any sign of scrapes or any marks while i was putting my rims back on. It happens more often with the heavier wheels but only when i take off while turning. All i can think of is the rearend, but clueless.
02-21-2011 09:46 AM
meyers
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Originally Posted by MikalCarbine View Post
I thought the LUK oem was really good?
They are really good LUK is a great clutch set-up.The best all around set-up you can get for a Jeep Hands down. There may be a few others for specific type applications that may work better in limited scenarios. But LUk is the go to brand for most people.
02-21-2011 08:09 AM
MLaborde
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Originally Posted by 2000sooners1 View Post
when you push clutch in it would stop but it would still spin in neutral if clutch is released so it would still make noise...
What about if the noise continued loudly as you drive?
02-20-2011 09:44 PM
s3nt3nc3d Yeah, I don't know what he's on...but LUK is the manufacturer of the OEM clutches and they are well known for lasting over 200k miles. They are also very affordable (around $150-165 bucks).
02-20-2011 09:30 PM
MikalCarbine I thought the LUK oem was really good?
02-20-2011 09:14 PM
hookuspookus i bet it is one of those junkie LUK clutches i bought one and it looked like a ballpeen hammer hit the surface of the pressure plate . bought a sheiffer instead
02-19-2011 10:47 PM
meyers That is a weird warranty.. Usually it will cover the mechanical parts like the throw-out bearing and pressure plate, but not wear items like the clutch disc.
02-19-2011 10:24 PM
MLaborde Just noticed today that when I press the clutch the noise doesn't really go away but it does get more faint.
02-18-2011 10:20 AM
2000sooners1 when you push clutch in it would stop but it would still spin in neutral if clutch is released so it would still make noise...
02-18-2011 08:43 AM
MLaborde
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Originally Posted by 2000sooners1 View Post
While in neutral the grind is the throw out bearing.
I thought a scraping noise from the to bearing quit when you pressed the clutch in or put it in neutral.
02-18-2011 08:27 AM
2000sooners1 The dealer is tryin to cover it for me, but not sure. He did give me a loaner since my warranty wouldn't pay for a rent a car even though I have 3 vehicles. I'll make sure i rough it up enough to get my money out of it. lol
02-18-2011 07:27 AM
MikalCarbine Lame, just beat the hell out of it until the bearing goes and takes something out with it, then they'll need to cover it!
02-18-2011 07:09 AM
2000sooners1 They said if the whole clutch was bad it would be covered, but since it just started making noise that it would only be the throw out bearings. Warranty covers everything except seals and bearings.
02-17-2011 01:50 PM
MikalCarbine Where'd you buy it BTW? I'd ask for written proof in the papers you signed
02-17-2011 01:49 PM
hookuspookus
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Originally Posted by 2000sooners1 View Post
Well suprise suprise warranty doesnt cover throw out bearings $450. There went my lift kit for a while....Oh and as far as the rearend noise couldnt even get it to make a peep while at the dealer lol
thats a pretty sad warranty if it dosn't cover the clutch
02-17-2011 01:07 PM
MikalCarbine An entire clutch kit (includes TO bearing) should run around 150-200 IIRC. I say do the job yourself and save up for the lift if your warranty doesn't cover it!
02-17-2011 12:51 PM
2000sooners1 Well suprise suprise warranty doesnt cover throw out bearings $450. There went my lift kit for a while....Oh and as far as the rearend noise couldnt even get it to make a peep while at the dealer lol
02-16-2011 07:53 AM
2000sooners1 While in neutral the grind is the throw out bearing. I think i figured out the scraping sound while in first when i turn sharp with the oversized wheels i had on. The rearend sounds like a metal on metal scrape, but its not rubbing anywhere. I'm still clueless on that.
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