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Unread 02-20-2010, 10:45 PM   #1
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greasing throwout bearing

How do you get to the grease fitting on the throwout bearing ? Do you need to pull the fork out to access ? I have looked inside, but can't see it. My bearing is starting to make noise and I would like to get it to settle down. Everything looked real good when I had the motor out a while ago, now I wish I had gotten a full clutch kit when it was apart.....

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Unread 02-21-2010, 05:18 AM   #2
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Next time you take the motor out you can replace it with a new sealed and packed bearing. There is no servicing of an installed one.
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Unread 02-21-2010, 06:11 AM   #3
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Thanks Mike, but I didn't want to pull the motor again. I finally have a good running motor. I guess this time I will drop the transmission. I will get a full kit this time......
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Unread 02-21-2010, 06:40 AM   #4
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Ya you dont need to pull the engine, just the tranny and they are sealed no grease fittings on them.
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Unread 02-21-2010, 07:03 AM   #5
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My throwout bearing did have a grease fitting... maybe it was a cheap brand. Before I put it back together, I tried to buy just the bearing since the disc and plate looked real clean. No one locally sold just the bearing, you had to buy the whole kit. At the time I couldn't afford it, so I made due.
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Unread 02-21-2010, 07:52 AM   #6
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My throwout bearing has a grease fitting also. When I installed it, I faced the fitting straight down and drilled a small hole directly below it through the bell housing. I actually can grease it in the vehicle. The small hole in the bell housing can be filled with a small plug.
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Unread 02-21-2010, 08:16 AM   #7
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Really that is new to me, learn something new every day.
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Is there any access openings on the 3 spds to look in to see if I have a fitting? That'd be great if it does.. I only thought they did that on heavy trucks.
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Unread 02-21-2010, 12:17 PM   #9
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My throwout bearing did have a grease fitting...
That is a new concept for me also. I would sure try to get at it through the shift fork boot if I could....

Do you remember which way it was pointing when you put it together? You can get hard lines for grease guns so could even shoot a 90 deg off fitting likely.
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I had never seen one on a CJ either untill doing a tranny conversion for a customer. He had a conversion bell housing from Advanced adapters (350 to T-4), I'm going to assume the throwout lever and bearing were from them too. The bearing had a grease fitting and was serviceable. No real way to get at it without pulling the tranny. Maybe thru the throwout arm hole with a flex hose and some luck...Anyways ,the bearing was way loose, and looked as if it were pumped full of grease it would eventually sling out. It got replaced with the sealed type and a recomendation to just replace when it goes bad.
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Unread 02-21-2010, 07:03 PM   #11
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The one I got from Parts Mike for my T18 swap has a grease fitting. IIRC it was a Luk clutch kit.
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Unread 02-22-2010, 09:28 AM   #12
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That is a new concept for me also. I would sure try to get at it through the shift fork boot if I could....

Do you remember which way it was pointing when you put it together? You can get hard lines for grease guns so could even shoot a 90 deg off fitting likely.
The grease zerk was pointing straight down. That's why I decided it would be easy to drill a small hole and be able to access it with the hard line off a grease gun.
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The grease zerk was pointing straight down. That's why I decided it would be easy to drill a small hole and be able to access it with the hard line off a grease gun.
Or through the boot with a hard line and a 90 fitting? If that didn't work, I would drill the hole for sure.
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Unread 02-22-2010, 10:18 AM   #14
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After checking mine out, there is nothing I can do to it now. The bearing is wasted and needs to be replaced.....
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