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Old 10-12-2006, 05:45 PM   #1
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throw-out bearing

My throw-out bearing is starting to knock, what all should I replace in that area, when i do that job? any suggestions? thanks


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Old 10-12-2006, 06:33 PM   #2
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Master Cylinder, Clutch (a kit, will include the TOB) & Flywheel. While you're at it you can change the transmission fluid, most would recommend Royal Purple Synchromax. You could also throw in a Quaife differential.
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Old 10-14-2006, 08:04 PM   #3
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I've had my clutch, throwout bearing, clutch master cylinder, flywheel, all replaced by Ford twice since I bought my car. The last time was with a different part number flywheel (apparantly a TSB was issued for this) It seems to fix the chattering noise from the throwout bearing for a few thousand miles and then it comes back. Since the last time they replaced everything, I've probably put 20K miles on the car with no problems - other than the annoying chattering noise when in neutral with the clutch engaged.

Should I be worried about this or just keep driving and wait for major problems?

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Old 10-16-2006, 10:28 PM   #4
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i was wondering the same exact thing...i just bought the same car about two months ago and i just started realizing its doing it...kinda wondering about ways around this, possibly aftermarket parts and which ones?
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Old 10-16-2006, 11:00 PM   #5
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Most clutch kits come with the Throw out Bearing, so thats not a problem. You'll either want to go with Clutchmasters or Spec for the performance clutch (I got a clutchmasters) and as for the flywheel you've got either clutchmasters or fidanza (clutchmasters is more expensive than fidanza). You'll also want to replace the clutch master cylinder, generally a good idea.
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Old 10-17-2006, 06:59 AM   #6
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Suggestion?

Do you know what causes it specifically? In your opinion, should I be concerned about it? The car is my daily driver. The clutch etc. seems to work just fine other than the chattering noise. If it's just a matter of putting up with the noise, I'll probably just do that until the clutch needs replaced and then go with aftermarket, but if it's an issue that can cause catostrophic failure, I'll fix it sooner.

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Old 10-17-2006, 10:39 PM   #7
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Get it replaced asap. you dont want it to fail randomly, then have to pay extra to get it towed.
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They just do it, dont be worried. I have an aluminum flywheel so that really makes it loud. Im totally used to it though, my Miata did the same thing. I've heard the chatter for ~7 years combined between the two cars.

..and no, clutch kits dont come with em (CFM includes it) becuase its also the slave cylinder.
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Old 10-18-2006, 12:07 AM   #9
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well, from what i've heard a lot of the spec kits do come with them and they're not just CFM. Yes, my CFM kit came with it. How bad is the chatter darth focus? i've yet to install the clutch & flywheel
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