TSB – Squeal-Like Sound Due To Incorrect Pre-Load On Clutch Throw-Out Bearing

NUMBER: 06-002-07
GROUP: Clutch
DATE: February 27, 2007

Squeal-Like Sound Due To Incorrect Pre-Load On Clutch Throw-Out Bearing

This bulletin involves diagnosing the clutch throw-out bearing for an incorrect pre-load condition and making the appropriate repairs.

NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles equipped with a NSG370 manual transmission (sales code DEH).

The customer may experience a squeal-like sound bearing when the clutch pedal is fully released.

TSB 06-002-07


  1. wow after reading all these comments sounds like jeep does have a major problem. i also have a 08 4door rubi and mine is making the same sqeeky noise. i been in and out of the dealership and they too have been giving me the “its normal” routine. i went to jeep.com and left a comment and stated my problem. i suggest u all do the same. if we all complain maybe they will do a recal and fix all these lemons. ive had 5 jeeps and this 08 rubi is by far the worst. these dealers look me right in the face and tell me they cant hear the sqeek. spend thousands of dollars to be treated like im the problem.

  2. My 2007 Unlimited developed the problem after 70,000 miles. I’m going to remove the transmission this weekend and insert the spacers and replace the release bearing. The parts are roughly $45 and it will take about 4 hours to remove the transmission and make the repair.

  3. My 2006 Jeep Unlimited has (knock on wood) been no problem. Until now…60k miles and when you start it the sounds it makes would raise the dead. The mechanic put on a tension rod or something. I started it before he left and the sound was still very much there. He was going to go home and research it. Let me know what any body else finds out and also looking for a cheap soft top (not the hardware) with tinted windows for the same jeep…2006 unlimited in black. Thanks!!

  4. this TSB goes against mainstream throw out bearing adjustment. Most will recommend a CLEARANCE from Bearing the Pressure Plate Fingers of 1/8″ to 1/16″ (.060″ TO 0.120″) But here Chrysler are stating add preload?! So the Bearing is Spinning all the time! that may stop the squeak but wear out the bearing fast, an air gap clearance will also stop squeak.

  5. I have the same problem my 2007 Jeep Wrangler unlimited sahara edition makes a squeaking noise when I push in my clutch and shift but after a second of driving itlowers into a very quit constant squeak

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