Throw out bearing concerns.

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Throw out bearing concerns.

Post by ruckman101 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:24 pm

When I pulled the engine, I noticed the clips holding the throw out bearing had come loose and danced about the bell housing. Nothing about driving or shifting had changed, so I was surprised. Banged and dinged up things pretty good.

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So my concern is how poorly the new clips hold the new throw out bearing in place. Sloppy, sloppy, sloppy. One even fell of on it's own when I pulled on the arm.

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You can see how loose it is. They don't hold the throw out bearing snug in the arm by any stretch of the imagination. I suspect it was the same last time, and I just assumed that's the way it was supposed to be. Now what?

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The clips aren't specific to a side. I tried bending them tighter, but that just doesn't really work. A thin wire pulling them snug up over the arm? A new arm?


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Post by hambone » Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:50 pm

Try new clips, if that doesn't fix it you may need a new arm.
Be careful and fit it before you install, some of the new ones don't fit into the trans correctly. I learned the hard way about that.
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Re: Throw out bearing concerns.

Post by ruckman101 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:05 pm

Brand new clips. Never been used. The arm doesn't look all that worn, the ears on the bearing do fit snugly without slop.

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Post by ruckman101 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:58 pm

Sheesh. Well I had some spare clips that are narrower, and holds things snug and just exactly perfect. Go figure.


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Re: Throw out bearing concerns.

Post by Amskeptic » Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:33 am

ruckman101 wrote: Go figure.
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