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Old 06-24-2015, 06:53 PM   #1
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T45 Transmission Clutch Fork/TO Bearing Engagement

-Can someone tell me once and for all whether or not the TO bearing is engaged and spinning all of the time or if it not spinning when the clutch is released?
What is normal, as designed?
Why are so many set-ups different? Some adding springs to release the bearing, ect..
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I'm about to replace the clutch. I have to take it to a shop. I want it done right.
~Got a McLeod clutch kit, FRPP TO & Pilot bearings, MM clutch cable kit, TO bearing retainer sleeve, clutch fork pivot ball stud, and plan on picking up a new clutch fork.
All help appreciated, Thanks.
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The correct way is to have the TOB spinning at all times. They are designed this way and a good OEM bearing will last a long time.


They are designed to always be spinning because you do not want the bearing shocked going 0-whatever RPM in a split second vs ramping up gradually with the motor. Those "freeplay" setups are hell on the bearings and the clutch fingers not to mention you'll get a slight burnt metal smell when you first turn the car off.
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The correct way is to have the TOB spinning at all times. They are designed this way and a good OEM bearing will last a long time.


They are designed to always be spinning because you do not want the bearing shocked going 0-whatever RPM in a split second vs ramping up gradually with the motor. Those "freeplay" setups are hell on the bearings and the clutch fingers not to mention you'll get a slight burnt metal smell when you first turn the car off.
Thank you, thank you.
Want to throw this out there now-
-I have a throw out bearing from FRPP. It has the same number stamped on it as a Ford OEM bearing listed on sites.
Differences??
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