Default Clutch crickets 

Old 07-10-2011, 11:54 PM   #1
nctom is offline
nctom
Jeeper
Vehicle(s): 77 CJ 7, 258 i6, 3 speed
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Asheville
Posts: 114
Thanks: 4
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 5 nctom is on a distinguished road
I've got a new noise that I can't quite figure out. When I am driving I hear a crickets sort of sound. Kind of a high pitched chirping. When I push in the clutch, the sound goes away and I can coast quietly. I don't hear it when going slow but it is consistent when going over 20mph.

Anybody heard anything like that before?

Thanks!

 

Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!Stumble this Post!
Reply With Quote
Register as a Member and remove this add!

Vote for Jeep-CJ.com daily!
Vote for Jeep-CJ.com

Default Re: Clutch crickets 

Old 07-11-2011, 12:54 AM   #2
gumbycj5 is offline
gumbycj5
New Jeeper
Vehicle(s): 1979 CJ5 304 v8, stock driveline
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Arizona
Age: 24
Posts: 22
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0 gumbycj5 is on a distinguished road
could be your throw out bearing.. just going by what you have said, cause my wifes mustang did the same thing... the noise kept getting worse and worse till one day the clutch just went out.. so i would say the first thing to check is that bearing. Its probably starting to fall apart.

 

Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!Stumble this Post!
Reply With Quote

Default Re: Clutch crickets 

Old 07-11-2011, 02:42 PM   #3
JR74CJ5 is offline
JR74CJ5
Full Time Jeeper
Vehicle(s): 1974 CJ5 ~ 304 V8 (DUI distributor upgrade) NEW cam and distributor gear set by MSD - SM420 - Dana 20 TC - Dana 30 F Warn Prem. Lock-outs with Stage 8 locking hub bolts and 44 R - 4.27 Gear Ratio's - Running 33" BFG Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 Tires - Tilt / Power Steering - Hooker Super Competition Tuned Fenderwell Headers w/ Thrush "Super Hush" Mufflers and Stage 8 Locking Header Bolts - Warn M8000 Winch - Hydraulic Clutch Conversion - 3-1/2" OME YJ Lift Spring Conversion
 
JR74CJ5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Sacramento, CA
Age: 30
Posts: 2,129
Images: 80
Thanks: 1,088
Thanked 248 Times in 198 Posts
Rep Power: 6 JR74CJ5 is on a distinguished road
If it's just that chirping for now, it will probably still last a bit before falling apart. Normally when they are about to fall apart you can hear them grinding something awful!

But I think he's probably right, unless it's possibly the water pump etc and only squeeking when under load? Just thinking out loud here...



~ JR
__________________

JR - EVC3

 

Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!Stumble this Post!
Reply With Quote

Default Re: Clutch crickets 

Old 07-11-2011, 02:54 PM   #4
nctom is offline
nctom
Jeeper
Vehicle(s): 77 CJ 7, 258 i6, 3 speed
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Asheville
Posts: 114
Thanks: 4
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 5 nctom is on a distinguished road
Interesting, so it sounds like a clutch rebuild is my next big thing. Anybody have a how-to they used/liked?

I've got a 258 I6 married up to a T150 transmission and Dana 20 transfer case.

 

Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!Stumble this Post!
Reply With Quote

Default Re: Clutch crickets 

Old 07-11-2011, 08:06 PM   #5
gumbycj5 is offline
gumbycj5
New Jeeper
Vehicle(s): 1979 CJ5 304 v8, stock driveline
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Arizona
Age: 24
Posts: 22
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0 gumbycj5 is on a distinguished road
yea i would agree about it lasting a while till it starts to grind really bad.. but you dont want it going out on you while going down the road. As far as the rebuilding it part.. you can probably get a chilton manual for your jeep and it should show the workings and everything of the clutch, or look it up on google.. i have done that many times with things and found close ( not quite the same pic and instructions) things to what i was doing and worked it out that way.


hopefully someone here has a site or something for you to go to! Im tryin to do the best i can but im fairly new to the jeep world myself.

 

Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!Stumble this Post!
Reply With Quote

Default Re: Clutch crickets 

Old 07-11-2011, 11:45 PM   #6
73CJ is offline
73CJ
Full Time Jeeper
Vehicle(s): 73 CJ5 4.0 head on a 258, HEI, Holley Projection w/ 4.56, Detroit lockers Narrowed D44 front and full float D44 rear T14 w/ D20 4 wheel discs, 38.5 Boggers
 
73CJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Detroit Lakes, MN
Posts: 1,854
Images: 61
Thanks: 70
Thanked 188 Times in 174 Posts
Rep Power: 7 73CJ is on a distinguished road
Pretty basic

Pull the drive shafts
I like to pull the transfer case off the T-14
Pull the T-14
Bell housing and starter
Pressure plate
Might as well replace the clutch plate and pressure plate
re-surface the flywheel
Pilot bushing
Put it all back together

2-3 hours with air tools

 

Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!Stumble this Post!
Reply With Quote

Default Re: Clutch crickets 

Old 07-12-2011, 01:22 AM   #7
JR74CJ5 is offline
JR74CJ5
Full Time Jeeper
Vehicle(s): 1974 CJ5 ~ 304 V8 (DUI distributor upgrade) NEW cam and distributor gear set by MSD - SM420 - Dana 20 TC - Dana 30 F Warn Prem. Lock-outs with Stage 8 locking hub bolts and 44 R - 4.27 Gear Ratio's - Running 33" BFG Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 Tires - Tilt / Power Steering - Hooker Super Competition Tuned Fenderwell Headers w/ Thrush "Super Hush" Mufflers and Stage 8 Locking Header Bolts - Warn M8000 Winch - Hydraulic Clutch Conversion - 3-1/2" OME YJ Lift Spring Conversion
 
JR74CJ5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Sacramento, CA
Age: 30
Posts: 2,129
Images: 80
Thanks: 1,088
Thanked 248 Times in 198 Posts
Rep Power: 6 JR74CJ5 is on a distinguished road
What he said... I started to post the following and got a little at bowling...



Im not positive the particulars for your year / componants.. But this is how i did mine... But up front i should tell you u really should get a book or look up torque specs at the least for your particular vehicle...

I bought clutch disc, pressure plate, throwout bearing, pilot bushing, and alighnment tool, all before doing anything so to minimize downtime.. I would suggest changing the pilot bushing and all above since you're in there... Pulling the tranny is a so i wanted to be done...

Disconnect:
Driveshafts ( front and rear) speedo cable and any other wiring... Its a whole lot easier to take the inspection plate ( floorboard) off too at or before this point...

Then get the bellhousing and crossmember bolts broke loose ( dont take out yet...) get a jack under backside of transfer cast.

Take xmember bolts out... ( im sorry i just got done at leage bowling and had 2 pitchers of beer... So needless to say im no longer able to give accurate directions... Ill post the rest tomorrow am if you r still interested.).

~ jr
__________________

JR - EVC3

 

Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!Stumble this Post!
Reply With Quote

Default Re: Clutch crickets 

Old 07-12-2011, 09:34 AM   #8
hole is offline
hole
Old Time Jeeper
Vehicle(s): 83 CJ 8, 258 I6, T19, 4-1 Dana 300,4.0 Head, Mopar MPI, 10k winch, OME YJ springs w/3" lift,CS 144 Alt upgrade,Locked 20 & 30, Husky & Border Collie co-pilots are stock.
 
hole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Alta Loma Ca.
Age: 47
Posts: 1,138
Images: 28
Thanks: 47
Thanked 120 Times in 102 Posts
Rep Power: 7 hole is on a distinguished road
nctom, check your u joints first. A dry/bad u joint will make a similar sound when starting to go bad.

 

Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!Stumble this Post!
Reply With Quote

Default Re: Clutch crickets 

Old 07-12-2011, 10:44 AM   #9
JR74CJ5 is offline
JR74CJ5
Full Time Jeeper
Vehicle(s): 1974 CJ5 ~ 304 V8 (DUI distributor upgrade) NEW cam and distributor gear set by MSD - SM420 - Dana 20 TC - Dana 30 F Warn Prem. Lock-outs with Stage 8 locking hub bolts and 44 R - 4.27 Gear Ratio's - Running 33" BFG Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 Tires - Tilt / Power Steering - Hooker Super Competition Tuned Fenderwell Headers w/ Thrush "Super Hush" Mufflers and Stage 8 Locking Header Bolts - Warn M8000 Winch - Hydraulic Clutch Conversion - 3-1/2" OME YJ Lift Spring Conversion
 
JR74CJ5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Sacramento, CA
Age: 30
Posts: 2,129
Images: 80
Thanks: 1,088
Thanked 248 Times in 198 Posts
Rep Power: 6 JR74CJ5 is on a distinguished road
Sorry about that... One too many

Quote:
Originally Posted by hole View Post
nctom, check your u joints first. A dry/bad u joint will make a similar sound when starting to go bad.
He makes a good point Should look over everything you can first before Throwout bearing replacement...

73CJ had a much easier directional post there... For the most part, you just got to get to it...

If you do go in there though, the clutch, pressure plate, pilot bushing, and resurface flywheel would be advised if you have the means...



~ JR
__________________

JR - EVC3

 

Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!Stumble this Post!
Reply With Quote

Default Re: Clutch crickets 

Old 07-12-2011, 05:05 PM   #10
jamie is offline
jamie
Jeeper
Vehicle(s): 76 cj 5 360, 999 tranny and dana 300 transfer case, dana 44 rear and dana 30 front diff
 
jamie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: westminster mass
Posts: 254
Thanks: 2
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 5 jamie is on a distinguished road
ahh yes, the dreaded clutch crickets. nasty little buggers. i would check the u joints on the drive shaft before i pulled the tranny down. just my 2 cents
__________________
evil will always triumph over good because good is dumb.
dark helmet

 

Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!Stumble this Post!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
clutch, crickets


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Clutch Help? clively Drivetrain 5 01-15-2013 08:18 PM
In a clutch driver007 Drivetrain 10 01-20-2012 09:33 AM
Fan Clutch OldC7 Drivetrain 4 03-03-2011 09:46 AM
Clutch 73 CJ5 Drivetrain 13 12-07-2010 12:08 AM
clutch help Robbp Drivetrain 2 03-22-2010 01:26 AM


Vote for Jeep-CJ.com