Screaming Blown Throw-out Bearing

Discussion in '96-04 - 2V Specific' started by StangGrin, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. StangGrin

    StangGrin New Member

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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.
     
  2. RichV

    RichV Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  3. StangGrin

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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. :)
     
  4. D3VST8R96GT

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    Timken is supposedly the best .... iirc

    The D3V
     
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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
     
  6. 1997GT4.6

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

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    Welded ball bearings!? Wow!
     
  8. StangGrin

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    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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    Three hours from home? Oh man.
     
  11. Win

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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.