peetay! wazz mah man doin??? ill post a shot but its the same as you describe for both...theres a pin and a push nut goes on top top to hold throwout bearing in place.
let me know if this can be the cause of the odd sound...banging...i can hear in all gears. although its moot, i'd like to know. ill post the pics of my trans rebuild as i go.
Yeah if that pin or the push nut is gone then you will get all kinds of noise and one effed up bearing. Hint the pin doesn't *have* to be a pin, you could run a self-tapping sheet metal screw into the hole instead. I did that on my old XJ cherokee yrs ago. Basically zip-screw the bearing into the housing thru that little tab it has for that pin.
You can fix this for a 19 cents!
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