|06-17-2013 01:43 AM|
|Bravo.Justin||Update: I removed the trailer wiring harness that the precious owner installed. Seems to have fixed my fuse blowing bonanza so far. Never got around to messing with the taillight guards, but I imagine that wouldn't have caused a short anyway... just a bad ground.|
|05-23-2013 12:17 PM|
|05-23-2013 12:11 PM|
Too many people have to offer the following advice way too often... "while you're in there replacing your throwout bearing, you might as well replace your clutch". So it's not just that the throwout bearing is replaced anyway when the clutch is replaced, it is not uncommon that people replace their clutch sooner than normal simply because their throwout bearing failed prematurely.
The percentage of time the throwout bearing is in use is much higher when you are in the bad habit of holding the clutch pedal to the floor at stop lights vs. shifting into Neutral and using it only while shifting as it was designed for.
|05-23-2013 11:56 AM|
|05-20-2013 04:16 PM|
|05-20-2013 02:43 PM|
Just wanted to keep the thread updated:
The odd sound from starting the vehicle turned out to be that my ignition sticks and I hadn't noticed. All it takes is to make sure it doesn't stick and you're golden, haha.
|05-20-2013 12:11 AM|
|Bravo.Justin||Good suggestion on the taillight guards. I've been blowing fuses for months now. They alternate between brake light, taillight, and turn signal fuses, in no particular order. I'll check it out tmrw evening and post the results.|
|05-19-2013 11:24 PM|
Just wanted to update the thread
The suggestion to remove the metal covers on the tail lights seems to have solved the electrical issue. I drove it (A LOT) today and had zero issues with any electrical. Thanks a bunch!
As for the scrub sound with the clutch...if it were a throwout bearing that was going out, wouldn't it make a weird noise every time? Or just half the times that I put the clutch pedal down or something? This problem is like you turn it on without the sound, and the sound never comes while it's on. Or you turn it on with the sound, and the sound is there every time the clutch pedal is depressed. Also it's more like 33% of the time now instead of 1 in 10 starts. I'm going to be taking it to a mechanic tomorrow to see what they have to say about it, and I'll keep you guys posted.
|05-19-2013 01:34 PM|
|NC Bear||I too have always been told to shift to neutral at red lights, for the exact same reason.|
|05-19-2013 01:10 PM|
|05-19-2013 01:01 PM|
|05-19-2013 12:49 PM|
Not only is it a good idea to not hold the clutch in at redlights but its also a good idea to start your engine with the manual trans in nuetral and your foot of the clutch pedal. That saves the throwout bearing and the Main Thrust bearing in the engine.
And if you've ever had a clutch disc stuck to the flywheel it saves some embarrassment and possible garage door damage
|05-19-2013 12:37 PM|
As I said before, I'm not a know it all. I can only speak of what was told to me by guys I really trust, military trained mechanics. Anyone who wants to chime in would be appreciated.
Sorry, don't want to hijack your thread!!
|05-19-2013 11:19 AM|
|cchartrand||The throw out bearing is under stress while the clutch is "in", not in neutral. Sitting at a stop w/ the clutch in is like 100 shifts to that poor bearing. Expensive to fix too!|
|05-19-2013 10:52 AM|
|05-19-2013 10:31 AM|
|05-19-2013 09:41 AM|
|Water Dog||Your other issue sounds like a throw out bearing that's on it's last legs if releasing the clutch stops it.|
|05-19-2013 09:12 AM|
|05-19-2013 09:08 AM|
|05-19-2013 08:57 AM|
|05-19-2013 08:14 AM|
|Atthehop||Sounds like your electrical problem is a bad ground, do you have taillight guards?|
|05-19-2013 07:35 AM|
Odd electrical issues
2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport
4.0 5 Spd
Starts up, everything is 100%, good to go. Occasionally, after driving for a while, the electrical will stop working. Lights, turn signals, AC, etc. If you turn the jeep off and start it back up, everything's good again. This happens after 30 minutes + of driving it.
Also, maybe unrelated, but no less disconcerting...one out of every 10 starts produces this sound that's a mix between a scrubbing, wheezing, or like a vacuum going a million miles an hour. It makes this sound when the clutch is fully depressed. If you take your foot off the clutch a bit, it goes away, and comes right back when you push it back to the floor. Turn it off and back on and you're golden. The original key was bent a bit, and I found that if I inserted it with a certain side facing me, it would make the sound more often, whereas the other side wouldn't. I got some new keys made, hoping that would alleviate the issue, but it didn't. Once out of every 10 starts it still makes this sound.