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Chirping Sound

So I have noticed a weird chirping sound coming from the Jeep at idle. My Jeep is a 2012 Sport with a manual trans. At first I thought it was the throw out bearing so I looked it up on YouTube and saw where some guys have pushed the clutch in and the noise goes away. When I tired it, the sound was still there. Any idea of what this could be and how to fix it....besides an LS swap lol.
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So I have noticed a weird chirping sound coming from the Jeep at idle. My Jeep is a 2012 Sport with a manual trans. At first I thought it was the throw out bearing so I looked it up on YouTube and saw where some guys have pushed the clutch in and the noise goes away. When I tired it, the sound was still there. Any idea of what this could be and how to fix it....besides an LS swap lol.
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Cheap guess is idler pulley or belt.

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With the engine idling, spray the belt with some brake cleaner. If it stops chirping, its the belt. If it continues its not the belt. (Next bet would be the idler pulley or water pump.)

You can use specific "belt dressing" sprays, but I have found they can make the belt slip over time.
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Pushing the clutch in is the clue. Throw out bearing.
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Pushing the clutch in is the clue. Throw out bearing.
Did you read the OP, lol? He said pushing the clutch didn't affect the noise why would it be the throw out bearing?
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It's most likely the water pump. Had the same issue on my 2012. Had it replaced under warranty at 20k miles
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Did you read the OP, lol? He said pushing the clutch didn't affect the noise why would it be the throw out bearing?
I misread it. That's what I get for scanning.
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While you're checking things look for any signs of a coolant leak. I was searching for the cause of a belt chirp and from the stain could tell I had a radiator leak. Got the leak temporarily sealed with alumaseal while waiting for a new radiator and then changed the serpentine belt. Chirp stopped, I'm guessing the leaking coolant would get blown onto the belt while driving causing the chirp.
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