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Old 04-16-2014, 05:00 PM
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Throw out bearing

Bought a 2011 2 door jeep wrangler. It's 6 speed. So about 4 days after I brought it back from the dealership, I started hearing this awful squeaking noise. I opened the hood, and it actually sounded quieter. So I crawled under the jeep, and sure thing, it was coming directly from the transmission. I was so mad! And plus, the jeep had 16,454 miles on it. Long story short, brought it to the dealership and they said it wasn't a big deal, and I had to wait to get it fixed until next month. (ridiculous, I know) after they said that I said there was no way, it needs to be done asap. Sure enough, they got it in the shop 2 days later, and gave me a 2014 rental jeep.

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Might just be mud/debri that got caked inside the bottom vent! Ask me how I know this!
It is possible to spray a hose in there and get it out.
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If you are hearing the noise, while climbing under it, then it is not a Throw out Bearing. Because while you are under it, the throw out bearing is not turning, (unless it is way out of adjustment).

Now if you get a noise when you engage the throw out bearing, (push in on the pedal), and dis-engage the clutch, then it could be a bad throw out bearing!
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If you are hearing the noise, while climbing under it, then it is not a Throw out Bearing. Because while you are under it, the throw out bearing is not turning, (unless it is way out of adjustment).

Now if you get a noise when you engage the throw out bearing, (push in on the pedal), and dis-engage the clutch, then it could be a bad throw out bearing!
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When I push the clutch in, the noise stops. Even if I put the clutch in a quarter inch. They told me it was the throw out bearing, and they replaced it, and now it's fine. Got it back today
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When I push the clutch in, the noise stops. Even if I put the clutch in a quarter inch. They told me it was the throw out bearing, and they replaced it, and now it's fine. Got it back today
Then it had to be, out of adjustment with the bearing spinning, even with the clutch pedal all of the way up, (with the least amount of pressure on it). That is probably what caused the bearing to fail. Why it quieted down, when you engaged it, well, I have no idea.........

What really matters is, that you got it fixed.........
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Yeah I was pretty frustrated! And I have absolutely no idea about the throw out bearing. I bet what you said was correct, it just beats me haha. And thanks for the reply
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I am still waiting on the throw out bearing part. It's back ordered. Brought it in mid-february...
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Old 04-16-2014, 10:33 PM
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Actually seems pretty common for the jk's...
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Old 04-16-2014, 10:41 PM   #10
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My first one was replaced at 18k when there was nothing wrong with it (part of a trans overhaul and it was ordered by Chrysler). The replacement started failing within 5k miles.

It's annoying because I never hold the clutch when stopped because of all the postings on here about them failing. Didn't make a difference.
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Old 04-16-2014, 10:44 PM
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Wow that's horrible. Pretty sure mine will start to go again soon then.. At least I have the 10 year 100,000 mile warranty though. And I don't hold the clutch in when stopped either. Oh well
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I'm curious if they replaced only the TOB or if they did a clutch job while they had it apart? I'm old school, and even with only 16,454 miles on the clock if I was dropping the tranny I'd be doing a clutch job. Opinions vary.
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No, they didn't change the clutch. Just the TOB. Yeah.. Crazy I know. But when the clutch or something else goes out in another 3,000 miles, I'll be at the dealership bright and early.
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On my 3rd TOB....first one calved at 10k km's, second one at 32K km's and on the second one they replaced both clutch and TOB. Then my Third one calved at 42k km's along with my slave cylinder cracked....they replaced clutch/TOB & slave all under warranty and finally clutch/TOB have been good but cracked another Slave cylinder at 90k km's. TOB is junk!
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Wow that's a problem that I hope I don't run into.. But the way it seems, I'll be having to take my jeep to the shop once again
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When I push the clutch in, the noise stops. Even if I put the clutch in a quarter inch. They told me it was the throw out bearing, and they replaced it, and now it's fine. Got it back today
"They" are correct. As pressure is applied to the clutch pedal, a noisey throw-out bearing usually quites down, that is standard diagnostic procedure.

There is a TSB on Jeep clutch noise/throw-out bearing issues. I am not sure how many years it involves, at least '07-10 though.
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Mine is in the shop today. Bad TOB. Symptoms exactly as described above. squeals under load but the slightest clutch or throttle and it goes away. At idle it does the same, a light touch to the clutch and it stops.

My question is how long should the repair take? They've had it all day and now saying COB tomorrow. I understand you have to pull the trans. But two days? That's a pot full of labor for a $40 bearing. Or is my dealer just being a D-bag and taking forever?
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I just had mine replaced under warranty. dropped it off Wednesday at 7am. They called me at noon to pick it up. Feels much better now.
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Yeah- that's what I thought. 6 hours or so. Not 2 days. So far not been impressed with my service dept.
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Yeah- that's what I thought. 6 hours or so. Not 2 days. So far not been impressed with my service dept.
It really depends on their load. Ideally, it should be about 6 hours. 2 days is not that bad. I was expecting 2 days myself, so I was pleasantly surprised.
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got it back Friday. all better. shifts and drives WAY smoother too. better than when it was new!

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