Screaming Blown Throw-out Bearing

StangGrin

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Hello,


Just wanted to share the mess that was my throw-out bearing.


Thanks,
Chris


Noise at idle - [video=vimeo;71222886]http://vimeo.com/71222886[/video]


Pulling out the pieces - [video=vimeo;71222887]http://vimeo.com/71222887[/video]
Notice the ball bearings and strips of metal laying at the bottom of the bell housing.
 

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I've had that once or twice. :)

Hope you used a Ford TOB for replacement. The cheap ones don't last very long at all.
 
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Most of the parts were FRPP -
+ clutch + PP
+ clutch fork
+ TOB

The cable was Ford, too. So I'm sure hoping I'm set for a good long while. :)
 

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Ah yes I remember this sound, mine had even managed to weld some of the ball bearings together.. Imho definetly go with the frpp tob
 

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Mines whistling slightly. And its not constant.
 
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Mines whistling slightly. And its not constant.

Mine started off with intermittent noises but no real change in pedal feel. Then on the way home from a 30-mile trip it got worse and worse. At times the clutch pedal wouldn't return unless I pulled it up with my toe. The last thing it did under its own power was pull into the garage. After that the clutch pedal wouldn't move anymore.

Not a bad story to tell now that it's all behind me. :)
 

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Mine did that when I was 3 hours away from home and if it wasn't making that horrible screeching it was making a horrible grinding noise.
 

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I think everyone has had it happen. I've always replaced with Ford and never had any issues. Always seems to be the ones that cheap out and I have to fix those issues.
 

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