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Second tinme throw out bearing has to be replaced.

I have 18,000 miles on my 08 Jeep Wrangler,this is the second time I'm having the throw out bearing replaced. This time the whole clutch kit is being replaced.I dont ''grind''gears,drive off road,or even over 70!(I'm a 36 yr old mom, kinda prissy and don't like getting my yellow jeep dirty!!) I've had 2 standard cars prior to this ''NEW'' car, never had any clutch probs! Is this a normal thing?
I don't know what else to try! Is there some sort of''gapping'' that could be off, causing the ''squeak'' sound and wearing out the bearing?

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  • djayc Nov 24, 2008

    Mine has been replaced four times now.. I have less than 16k on my 08 Wrangler. This most recent time I brought it in they suggested it's my driving style even though I've been driving manual transmission cars for 11 years without a problem.

  • tullymars71 Feb 26, 2009

    I am now bringing my '08 Wrangler in for the 2nd time too with the same issue. Pedal feels rough and trans squeaks. I was told by the last mechanic that they may be issuing a TSB on this shortly.

  • deruyter Feb 27, 2009

    I am an Auto Tech who is no longer in the field but who has been driving and fixing all his life.  I understand that throw-out bearings can develop a squeak and that it is not of immediate concern, more just an annoyance, but the fact that my 2008 Jeep Wrangler has 20,000 on it and this isn't just a problem with my Jeep concerns me.

    If I were to bring it to the dealer, would I have to pay to have it replaced?  The Warranty is specific in that it does not cover replacement of wear items including the Clutch.



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I know this is an old post but if anyone is still trying to fix this problem we have a thread over at so that we can collectively find a good fix or solution.

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This is a weird one. Unless there is a TSB on bad bearings from the dealer, the only thing I could GUESS is a bad pressure plate, but you said you are replacing the whole thing.

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