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Hey Team,


My 05 TJ's clutch just started making a distinct CLICK both when pressing and releasing. Any ideas what this is? Would love to have a sense of what I am in for before taking her to the vet! Can I fix it myself? (Just learning...Jeep love makes me wanna become a mechanic - it's never been my thing. But also want to make sure she gets proper care.... )



Any ideas on what's up with the click, please share your thoughts!
(and yes, I know, I gotta take her in for a real diagnosis...)

Thanks.
 

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It might be the plastic clip worn out on the pedal linkage. Look at the pedal where it meets the actuator rod under the dash above your foot. There should be a black plastic clip that connects them. Sometimes they wear out or come loose.
 

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If the click sound isn't coming from the pedal arm and it's coming from underneath the jeep, then it's probably the pressure plate, throwout bearing, or pivot arm. If the clutch is operating normally, I personally wouldn't bother taking it in.
 

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My clutch also makes a sound while pushing and releasing the clutch pedal, it sounds more like a creaking sound, mine is caused because I forgot to lube the clutch fork pivot point when I replaced the clutch, pressure plate, and throwout bearing. My bad but not worth tearing apart just to lube the pivot point.
 

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You might check the clutch starter interlock switch. It rides on the actuator rod and can detach from the firewall, making popping noises when you clutch. Reach under there and confirm it's not loose.
 

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Check under the Jeep at the steel plate the transmission bolts through to the engine block. If you broke a clutch fork pivot spring, it will get lodged there at the gap. Been there done that.
 
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