Re: Transmission noise - 85 CJ7 T176/Dana300
NO, it most likely can't be the throwout bearing, that only makes noise when the pedal is depressed. Sure, there is the chance of a totally dry bearing making noise when it is just sitting there, but not a very loud noise. Noise with partial pedal, say an inch or so means pilot bushing. But, I'd say from experience with a noise like that that what you have is input shaft bearing going out in the trans, the load is taken off of it when you disengage the clutch.