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Bought my '15 JK used in March (with under 25k miles) at a Jeep dealer out-of-state. At about 26k miles, it started making a loud squeak when I depressed the clutch. Dealer replaced the throwout bearing and the clutch. Squeak seemed to go away, but within 1000 miles or so it was back. I took it to a different dealer, thinking perhaps they'd have another idea what was wrong. They had it for 2 days last week and replaced throwout bearing and clutch (again) along with flywheel. It seemed fine when I picked it up, but by the next morning, the squeak was back and actually seemed worse. It's quiet when the vehicle has been sitting for a short while (maybe 2 hours), but within 4-5 miles the squeak returns. Yesterday, I took it back to the dealer where it was serviced last week. I picked it up today and was basically told they couldn't find anything and couldn't replicate the squeak, but if it came back to bring it back. True to form, I drove a short distance and the squeak was back. Turned around and took it back, where several service people heard the noise. I've found some posts regarding the throwout bearing, but I'm wondering if anyone else has had this experience, and if so, what fixed it? It's a loud squeak which can be heard inside the vehicle but is much louder from the outside (when standing near driver door).
 

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I am not sure I had "squeak" but more of rattling noise when my clutch was fully engaged. I could make it go away by pressing down on the clutch petal about 1/4" thus disengaging the clutch slightly. Would only do it once it was warmed up. Had in it several times with 4 TO bearing and one pilot shaft bearing. The last TO bearing had less than 300 miles on it. They show me the bearing (it was blue from heating up)and told me I was riding the clutch. I had a good chuckle because why did only this one look like that and why after all these years did I just start riding the clutch in the last 300 miles? :) Mine is a 2014 JKU. Seems to be fixed now. I have about 700 miles since the last TO bearing was installed. Good Luck. Keep taking it in and stay after it as it is still under warranty.
 

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Bought my '15 JK used in March (with under 25k miles) at a Jeep dealer out-of-state. At about 26k miles, it started making a loud squeak when I depressed the clutch. Dealer replaced the throwout bearing and the clutch. Squeak seemed to go away, but within 1000 miles or so it was back. I took it to a different dealer, thinking perhaps they'd have another idea what was wrong. They had it for 2 days last week and replaced throwout bearing and clutch (again) along with flywheel. It seemed fine when I picked it up, but by the next morning, the squeak was back and actually seemed worse. It's quiet when the vehicle has been sitting for a short while (maybe 2 hours), but within 4-5 miles the squeak returns. Yesterday, I took it back to the dealer where it was serviced last week. I picked it up today and was basically told they couldn't find anything and couldn't replicate the squeak, but if it came back to bring it back. True to form, I drove a short distance and the squeak was back. Turned around and took it back, where several service people heard the noise. I've found some posts regarding the throwout bearing, but I'm wondering if anyone else has had this experience, and if so, what fixed it? It's a loud squeak which can be heard inside the vehicle but is much louder from the outside (when standing near driver door).
Hi popsw,

Sorry to hear about this! Feel free to send us a PM with your VIN for further assistance, we're happy to assist if needed.

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Bought my '15 JK used in March (with under 25k miles) at a Jeep dealer out-of-state. At about 26k miles, it started making a loud squeak when I depressed the clutch. Dealer replaced the throwout bearing and the clutch. Squeak seemed to go away, but within 1000 miles or so it was back. I took it to a different dealer, thinking perhaps they'd have another idea what was wrong. They had it for 2 days last week and replaced throwout bearing and clutch (again) along with flywheel. It seemed fine when I picked it up, but by the next morning, the squeak was back and actually seemed worse. It's quiet when the vehicle has been sitting for a short while (maybe 2 hours), but within 4-5 miles the squeak returns. Yesterday, I took it back to the dealer where it was serviced last week. I picked it up today and was basically told they couldn't find anything and couldn't replicate the squeak, but if it came back to bring it back. True to form, I drove a short distance and the squeak was back. Turned around and took it back, where several service people heard the noise. I've found some posts regarding the throwout bearing, but I'm wondering if anyone else has had this experience, and if so, what fixed it? It's a loud squeak which can be heard inside the vehicle but is much louder from the outside (when standing near driver door).

I started noticing the same squeak about 5k miles ago on my 2016 JK. Unfortunately with 44K miles I'm out of warranty so I guess I'm kind of screwed. I have not brought it to the dealer yet for that reason. I've read about some getting that covered under powertrain but it seems like its a dealer decision and the ones local to me are pretty unwilling to work with the customer much less even put fourth much effort.

But that sound is annoying for sure. Not only can you hear it, but you can actually feel it too.
 

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I started noticing the same squeak about 5k miles ago on my 2016 JK. Unfortunately with 44K miles I'm out of warranty so I guess I'm kind of screwed. I have not brought it to the dealer yet for that reason. I've read about some getting that covered under powertrain but it seems like its a dealer decision and the ones local to me are pretty unwilling to work with the customer much less even put fourth much effort.

But that sound is annoying for sure. Not only can you hear it, but you can actually feel it too.
When I expressed that I was anxious to get this fixed in part because my factory warranty would expire in another 6k miles, the dealer implied that it would be covered under the powertrain warranty. But I don't know that for a fact, and I don't want to find out. It may be worth it to you to pursue that though if you can find a dealer to work with. Good luck.
 

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I started noticing the same squeak about 5k miles ago on my 2016 JK. Unfortunately with 44K miles I'm out of warranty so I guess I'm kind of screwed. I have not brought it to the dealer yet for that reason. I've read about some getting that covered under powertrain but it seems like its a dealer decision and the ones local to me are pretty unwilling to work with the customer much less even put fourth much effort.

But that sound is annoying for sure. Not only can you hear it, but you can actually feel it too.
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I'm sorry to hear about your service experience--if we can help find another dealership, please don't hesitate to reach out.

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You'd think by now they'd use a different mfg. for their throw out bearings.
 

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When I expressed that I was anxious to get this fixed in part because my factory warranty would expire in another 6k miles, the dealer implied that it would be covered under the powertrain warranty. But I don't know that for a fact, and I don't want to find out. It may be worth it to you to pursue that though if you can find a dealer to work with. Good luck.
I'll definitely look into it. We have a local club meeting at one of the dealers next month. While I'm there I'll bring it up.
 
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