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    Just put a new clutch in my TJ this summer and now it seems to be going bad. It makes some god awful noises when you are depressing the clutch pedal or releasing it. All the way out or in, it doesnt make any noise and it shifts fine. Just cuirous if anyone knew if there could be something that is causeing it to go bad this early. By the way, I do not ride the clutch either. The clutch is a LUK.
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    Did you replace the throw out bearing at the same time?


    Even if it was new, it sounds like it's going from what you're describing.

    No personal experience with LUK, but have heard they are good, so chances are the clutch is fine.


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    its prolly just the throw out bearing, most every jeep 97 and up ive worked on has a noisyass throwout in it. my 97 XJ was loud enough to hear it at highway speeds when i pressed it in.

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    I did change the throw out bearing. The noise sounds like the springs are getting to bust loose. Can a bad throw out bearing ruin the clutch?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tellish33 View Post
    I did change the throw out bearing. The noise sounds like the springs are getting to bust loose. Can a bad throw out bearing ruin the clutch?
    Yes, if left to long. If the bearing seizes up, it can wear/bust through the fingers of the pressureplate, and ear on the nose cone of the tranny.

    I have ran 'em that were noisy for a while, with no problems, but it's a gamble.

    Only does it while pushing on the clutch? May be the pilot bushing also, another thing to inspect.


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    Thanks for the info guys. I'll give a check this weekend. If there is a good thing about all this I guess it would be that it wont cost me any money. Lifetime warranties rock!
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