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damn factory clutch (manual)

Well just got back from my service for the Jeep.

The throwout bearing is gone again and also the clutch plate. Can't cover it under warranty this time because nothing else to fault. I've had this done 2 times already... 1st time under warranty and second time was covered under warranty due to the clutch slave cylinder.

I'm not pissed at the dealer as they are wicked cool to me... said if they could have faulted something else they could have it covered. Well then he told me how much it would be.... $1035. Recommended that I look into aftermarket now... as this what I was already thinking of anyway.

Got in touch with Spec... and what a speedy reply back!!! Will get a hold of my shop tomorrow to figure out install cost and then go ahead and order the spec clutch.


Also will be picking up some EBC greenstuff brake pads as I had my dealership inspect my pads too while I was there and they reported my rears being paper thin... and that it would be $225 to have them do it... then he recommended aftermarket again. Well since I will be putting on body armor here in the near future I want stronger stopping force due to the added weight as I would just tear through the stocks again quite quickly I'm sure.


So looks like the Beast is going to get some goodies. New this time was coming, but was just letting the warranty work go through first.


CHEAP A$$ CHRYSLER PARTS!!! I am really pissed at their manuals... I've never had so many problems with a manual transmission before! Hopefully FIAT fixes this!

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you can keep your overheating automatics i'll keep my ticking manual

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you can keep your overheating automatics i'll keep my ticking manual
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yikes. my clutch has been truckin along. how many miles do you have on your rig?

$1035!?!?!

ive run spec clutches before and love them. how much do they run for the jeep?
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I just had the throwout replaced in mine. When I got it back, it is now making a ticking noise. I don't have the option of being without my vehicle for another 2 weeks though so I've just run it. I may check into it sometime.

I'm confused though. How is it they are not replacing it because they can't fault anything else? If the bearing goes bad, it goes bad. It doesn't need something else to cause it. Mine went bad on it's own.
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I'm confused though. How is it they are not replacing it because they can't fault anything else? If the bearing goes bad, it goes bad. It doesn't need something else to cause it. Mine went bad on it's own.
X2- Especially since there is a TSB on the throwout bearing. Not sure why it wouldn't be covered. Besides that- it seems like they would cover it since they already replaced it and it could be something that they did wrong last time they were in there.

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Maybe you should learn how to drive a manual transmission and you'll stop burning up clutches. Just a thought.

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Maybe you should learn how to drive a manual transmission and you'll stop burning up clutches. Just a thought.
i love holding the gas on the floor prior to releasing the clutch!
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yikes. my clutch has been truckin along. how many miles do you have on your rig?

$1035!?!?!

ive run spec clutches before and love them. how much do they run for the jeep?
about to roll 25k.
Spec complete kit for the stage 3+ (what was recommended) retails for $589

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Maybe you should learn how to drive a manual transmission and you'll stop burning up clutches. Just a thought.

I've run plenty of manuals in the past and never changed anything out.

As far as them covering it I'm a little questionable too simce it's the 3rd time but I think it's time I just get a better made part in there and not have to bother with it anymore.

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No reason to pay a dealer to change brake pads. One of the easiest self-maintenance things you can do.

A clutch isn't really that hard either. Done plenty of them.


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wait a minute arent the parts they replaced already covered for 12K miles?

and $60 fixes the worry about overheating auto and it shifts in deep water and mud


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No reason to pay a dealer to change brake pads. One of the easiest self-maintenance things you can do.

A clutch isn't really that hard either. Done plenty of them.
Oh I had no intentions of letting them do the pads unless it was for free. LOL!

I don't have the place to do the clutch myself so a shop it must be. No biggie.

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I've run plenty of manuals in the past and never changed anything out.
I couldn't resist.

I would work them on that clutch. If they replaced it they shoudl be covering it again.

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i went through the same thing with my clutch twice before, both times under the TSB. lately (few months or so) i have been getting the ticking and squealing again. i was told i MAY not be covered under warranty or TSB anymore. i was also referred to an aftermarket clutch, however the clutch isnt the issue... the throw out bearing is. it also seems that the aftermarket TOBs arent available. the Spec and Centerforce manufacturers are selling OEM TOBs with the kits.

lately, my transmission has began to make a new noise... similar to a pot of boiling water, that HISS sound. i am going to a dealership on friday. my mechanic (not a chrysler guy) believes its the pilot bushing. i am hopeful it is, as that will be covered under the powertrain warranty. if its the clutch assembly itself.... screw off, ill be getting that done by my mechanic....

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I couldn't resist.

I would work them on that clutch. If they replaced it they shoudl be covering it again.
i'm pretty much done with the craptastic OEM stuff... time for something stronger.

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i went through the same thing with my clutch twice before, both times under the TSB. lately (few months or so) i have been getting the ticking and squealing again. i was told i MAY not be covered under warranty or TSB anymore. i was also referred to an aftermarket clutch, however the clutch isnt the issue... the throw out bearing is. it also seems that the aftermarket TOBs arent available. the Spec and Centerforce manufacturers are selling OEM TOBs with the kits.

lately, my transmission has began to make a new noise... similar to a pot of boiling water, that HISS sound. i am going to a dealership on friday. my mechanic (not a chrysler guy) believes its the pilot bushing. i am hopeful it is, as that will be covered under the powertrain warranty. if its the clutch assembly itself.... screw off, ill be getting that done by my mechanic....

good luck eric, let me know how it works out for you
didn't know this... will definitely be inquiring about this when i make my purchase. but so far looks like the Spec stage 3+ is what i'm going with... i've had friends use these clutches in their drift cars and other sport rides and loved them. now just to find out how much it's gonna be to install it.

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The Spec 3+ feels NOTHING like the factory clutch. It will feel like a completely different vehicle and requires a bit of a learning curve to get used to it. but once you are comfortable with it you will love it.

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The Spec 3+ feels NOTHING like the factory clutch. It will feel like a completely different vehicle and requires a bit of a learning curve to get used to it. but once you are comfortable with it you will love it.
that's what i'm hoping for! LOL! thanks man.
do you remember how much it was to get it installed by Ricardo? i know you have perks with them with them being your shop and all but any idea? shoot me a pm if you don't want to throw it out here.

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that's what i'm hoping for! LOL! thanks man.
do you remember how much it was to get it installed by Ricardo? i know you have perks with them with them being your shop and all but any idea? shoot me a pm if you don't want to throw it out here.
I have no idea. I really wouldn't be able to break the cost out of all the other shat I had done at the same time.

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I have no idea. I really wouldn't be able to break the cost out of all the other shat I had done at the same time.
oh yeah.. that's true... you were having the currie put in at that time too and the 40s.


eh... just trying to speed up a bullet... i'll get the low down from my guys in the am.

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The dealership replaced my TO bearing under the TSB when it was "squealing". It was more like a buzzing sound when shifting at higher RPMs. The sound came back shortly after. I finally climbed under there and found the hydraulic line was touching the heat shield between the exhaust and the driver side firewall. I bent it back and the sound disappeared. Just an item to check...
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The dealership replaced my TO bearing under the TSB when it was "squealing". It was more like a buzzing sound when shifting at higher RPMs. The sound came back shortly after. I finally climbed under there and found the hydraulic line was touching the heat shield between the exhaust and the driver side firewall. I bent it back and the sound disappeared. Just an item to check...
been there... done that. my trans noises have graduated

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have the same issue...24,000 miles and had the squealing, which is less now but still there. Now I have more of a winding sound along with the squeal. Need to get it into the shop but have a run this weekend. UGH

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I've been having issues with the tranny myself. The damn thing *POP's* out of 1st gear halfway into an intersection at random. It will go a month and not do it but at other times it will do it twice in a day. WTF??? I've been looking at the Hemi builders to see if they have a cheap 6spd hanging around for a spare.

I can't wait to hear your opinion on your new clutch .:e:.

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I've been having issues with the tranny myself. The damn thing *POP's* out of 1st gear halfway into an intersection at random. It will go a month and not do it but at other times it will do it twice in a day. WTF??? I've been looking at the Hemi builders to see if they have a cheap 6spd hanging around for a spare.

I can't wait to hear your opinion on your new clutch .:e:.
refresh my memory man... are you running a body lift at all?
i know the 1st gear popping out is something that the guys in colder climates experience because of the boot being stiff but when it warms up they don't experience it as much.

just thinking because a body lift is such a ***** on the manuals that it could have something to do with it. hmmmmm

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