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Old 03-28-2016, 09:39 PM
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Bearing noise when i let off clutch

I have a 2002 jeep TJ x 4.0 5 speed and every time I let off of the clutch at idle I can hear a faint bearing noise that goes away when I push the clutch in .. Not sure what tranny I have. The jeep only has 80000 miles on it . Any idea what this noise would be ?

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Old 03-28-2016, 10:20 PM   #2
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It's probably the throw out bearing. Last time mine started to go out it would intermittently make noises as I let off the clutch.

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It kinda makes a clacky noise if I shut it off with my foot off the clutch ... Are the throw out bearings difficult to replace ?
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It kinda makes a clacky noise if I shut it off with my foot off the clutch ... Are the throw out bearings difficult to replace ?
That's actually a normal noise. As the engine turns off it tends to vibrate, if the clutch is engaged it will clatter the gears in the transmission.

Replacing the throw out bearing is essentially replacing the clutch.
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So I do not need a throwout bearing ? This little bit of noise when the clutch pedal is let off is normal ?
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Pretty normal to hear that on a TJ, mine does it too and always has. I have the same 4.0 and NV3550 trans. I wouldn't replace the clutch unless it's slipping.
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Old 03-28-2016, 11:18 PM
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I just bought this jeep this week .. Just wanted to be sure .. Coming from a yj with an ax15 I'm just not used to the noise yet I guess
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If it is just a little rattle noise that goes away when any pressure is applied to the clutch pedal, it is most likely a broken return spring on the throw out release arm that is allowing the arm to vibrate slightly against the pivot ball. It is not a big deal and not worth changing until it's time to do a clutch job.

If you want to know how it works, watch the last minute or so of this video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIXhdAG3qaE
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So this shouldn't be something to worry about ?
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So this shouldn't be something to worry about ?
Not if that is what it is.

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