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Old 02-26-2019, 08:08 AM
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Hi all. I have been doing a lot of searching on the forum but I cant seem to find anyone that has had my same issue.

Something is squeaking when I depress the clutch peddle it in the cold. It only squeaks when the clutch peddle itself is being pushed in (sounds like a kid's or dog's squeaky toy). Everything is quiet as normal when the peddle it is fully in, when it is fully out, and when the clutch peddle is moving back out. It did this last winter and came back this winter. It seems to only do it when the ambient temps are near or below freezing. Has anyone seen this before? Is the throw out bearing failing or is it just the grease/lubricant failing after years of dust, salt, and use? Is this a replace everything ASAP issue or a only replace if the noise gets annoying?

On a possibly related issue, my clutch is starting to grab just a little bit when it is cold, wet, and just starting out. Once I have driven a few miles, the grabbing goes away. It doesn't really grab when it is warm and dry out.

Jeep details: 2007 2dr Rubicon with 60k miles; 35 inch tires, lots of heavy bumpers, winch, and skid plates.

Thank you all for your help!
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Old 02-26-2019, 04:16 PM
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Pretty common on the 3.6 6speeds. The the slave cylinder is plastic, the clutch fork is metal. Squeaks like hell. Mines done it forever. I replaced the stock one to try to get rid of it, didn't go away, the replacement failed, replaced it again still have the noise.

Don't think there is anything that can be done about it. Greasing the snot out of it did nothing.
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Common on the 3.8 6speeds too..
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I haven't owned a manual JK but every stick I owned in the past be it a truck or car, it would squeak when pushing down and letting back up on the clutch pedal. I just assumed that was the norm for stick shifts.
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Originally Posted by Rednroll
I haven't owned a manual JK but every stick I owned in the past be it a truck or car, it would squeak when pushing down and letting back up on the clutch pedal. I just assumed that was the norm for stick shifts.
First vehicle I've noticed it in. Maybe I've just been lucky.
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I spent a lot of time and effort trying to chase this down. New slave cylinder. New master cylinder. Couple clutch rebuilds in the last quarter million miles. But, the squeak comes and goes. Now, I consider it part of the character of my Jeep. If it bothers you too much, you don't have your music loud enough. ;-)
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Thank you all for the great info! I thought my clutch was about to die but it sounds like it is just another normal Jeep squeak!
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