KhakiKraken

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I'm kinda late for the thread there but... Pulled my NSG370 trans at work today found a tiny bit of play on the input shaft. So far I'm told its the clutch springs that cause the rattle and that a new pilot bearing will help take care of it. Also have issues with reverse.
 
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I recently purchased a 2003 Wrangler Sahara. 4.0L 6cyl, 5 speed manual transmission NV3550. It has a rumbling noise when idling in neutral. Might still make the noise when driving but can't hear it over engine and road noise. The noise stops when the clutch is pressed. I come from a mechanical background so I think I know the cause, but would like another informed opinion. I think it's the transmission input shaft bearing or possibly a counter shaft bearing. Wondering if a the clutch throw out bearing could make this noise. If the throw out bearing, I would think the noise would happen when clutch is depresses and not at idle. But I could be wrong.

Anyone run into this, or have knowledgeable opinion?
I had the same problem with the 2002 jeep wrangler manual transmission. I replaced the clutch, flywheel, fork and TOB because my friend wanted to replaced the clutch. at the beginning he thought it was the TOB, but it wasn't. it was the input shaft bearing in the transmission. you should check that also since is common on those jeeps.
 

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I recently purchased a 2003 Wrangler Sahara. 4.0L 6cyl, 5 speed manual transmission NV3550. It has a rumbling noise when idling in neutral. Might still make the noise when driving but can't hear it over engine and road noise. The noise stops when the clutch is pressed. I come from a mechanical background so I think I know the cause, but would like another informed opinion. I think it's the transmission input shaft bearing or possibly a counter shaft bearing. Wondering if a the clutch throw out bearing could make this noise. If the throw out bearing, I would think the noise would happen when clutch is depresses and not at idle. But I could be wrong.

Anyone run into this, or have knowledgeable opinion?
I second the Throw out bearing. I’d be Shocked if it wasn’t that
 

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Dusting this thread off and airing it out eh?

For others researching this topic I'll echo what's already been said; It's normal, for mine at least. My NV3550 has been making that same sound for over ten years and 75k now and my transmission isn't in any distress. Maybe some day it'll need a rebuild but not anytime soon.
 
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