Re: wierd clutch noise - need help.
Could be you dinged the pilot bearing when you put the tranny in, or the parts guys gave you the wrong size - I didn't try the new pilot bearing on the input shaft of the tranny when I changed the Iron Duke in my CJ, and every time I push in the clutch now it grinds. For me, it's easier to pull the motor to do a clutch than drop the tranny and transfer case (that's probably the only advantage of the four-cylinder[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]!).
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