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1999 Jeep Wrangler 2.5l, manual transmission. My jeep has started making a new noise. Seems to have popped up as it got cold and the colder it is the more I notice it. When I first start it up (cold morning) there is a load "whirling" sound. Sounds to me like something thats spinning. When I push in on the clutch it doesn't stop, but the "tone" of the whirling changes. Not louder or quieter, just s differnent tone. Seems to run fine (for now) and once the engine warms up it stops. If I leave my house and stop 3-4 miles away at the store, by the time I get to the store it's not doing it anymore. Any ideas?

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  • Richard Scordino Dec 06, 2010

    Could be the clutch throwout bearing is running dry. Have a good tech take a listen...if I could hear it I'd be better able to tell you what it is.

  • BJ Balentine
    BJ Balentine Dec 06, 2010

    Thanks. If it were to be the throwout bearing... what would I be looking at as far as repairs?

  • Richard Scordino Dec 06, 2010

    Transmission needs to come out.... That's why I said have it verified...don't want you spending $ if you don't need to.



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Possible water pump bearing. Maybe anything. If you push on the clutch and it is still there, when in gear, it is nothing to do with the gearbox or transmission.

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I had the same problem at about the same mileage. Replaced the power steering pump and the start up screaming went away! ( The Jeep's and mine!)

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SOURCE: 2007 jeep wrangler tip start feature problem

yes, sounds like the starter solinoid whent out, if it shorts out it can stay running, it must be replaced ,there is no quick fix, if its a manual trans you can push start it. i dont know of any internet tips.

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SOURCE: 1995 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L Fuel Pump/Check engine light

Could be one of several items...I'd check the fuel pump relay, auto shutdown relay and the ignition switch itself. I'd bet on it being one of those relays but, we all have been fooled at least once!!! I'd also make sure that body and engine grounding is good and clean. Relays can't work properly without a good ground.

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SOURCE: I have a 89 jeep Wrangler 4x4 4 cylinder 2.5 TBI

the condensor if it has one if the electronic module thats normally mounted under the coil

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