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Unread 02-23-2008, 04:56 PM   #1
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Throwout bearing HELP!!

I just got my 360 back from the shop and they did a clutch job too. It is on the hoist right now ready to go back in and I noticed that the throwout bearing was absent. The fork is there but there is nothing between the fork end and the clutch. They were supposed have this all done but now I am stuck. I have never installed a bearing before or done clutch work which is why I had them do a new clutch kit in the first place. I cant go and get one from them, they are out of state and the motor was shipped. Can someone tell me how to install one, its a 360 AMC 1977 CJ5. I am right now calling around trying to find one. Thanks.
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Unread 02-23-2008, 05:19 PM   #2
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you can buy just a throwout bearing at any local parts store....Im not quite sure what your dilema is??? the throwout bearing will not be attached to the engine but rather slipped over the fork that is attached to the bellhousing...the throwout bearing then rest or slides over the tranny's front output shaft collar... If im way off from your problem repost with more specifics..
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Unread 02-23-2008, 05:46 PM   #3
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This is what I have, a motor with the bellhousing and new clutch kit as seen in the picture and the empty engine bay with the trans input shaft sticking out of the tranny. The missing part is the release or throwout bearing. Like I said I have not done this before so a simple answer could easily be evading me. I am on my way to the parts store to buy a bearing (actually order one, it takes a day or two). I am just hoping that it will be a simple fix and the bearing will go on easily.
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Unread 02-23-2008, 05:51 PM   #4
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Nice pics, excellent close ups. Your throwout bearing will have clips on one side of the bearing, they clip on the back where you can see the old marks on pic 3, bearing on the front side on the shift fork.
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Unread 02-23-2008, 07:30 PM   #5
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Thanks, so installing the throwout bearing is an easy process and wont require me to remove the bellhousing or the clutch pressure plate?
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Unread 02-23-2008, 07:52 PM   #6
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Thanks, so installing the throwout bearing is an easy process and wont require me to remove the bellhousing or the clutch pressure plate?
Mike
Yes, it's like a 30 second job. You should be able to slide it in there without taking anything off.
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Unread 02-23-2008, 07:53 PM   #7
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Nice, thanks.
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Unread 02-23-2008, 08:40 PM   #8
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there you go man...it was as simple as it needed to be....fyi do NOT put any more grease on the throwout bearing...im sure when you buy it it will have some packing grease and that is fine just dont go adding any more to it... good luck and nice looking engine.
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Unread 02-23-2008, 08:50 PM   #9
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Thanks, I am really excited to get it in and hooked up. It would be in right now if my neighbor hadnt stopped by and noticed that the clutch fork seemed loose (this lead to the bearing absence discovery).
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Unread 02-23-2008, 08:54 PM   #10
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Yeah man see those scrape marks on the tips of the fork? That's where it clips on.. like the folks here were saying, it should take you about 30 seconds to throw that sucker on.

You should take your neighbor out for dinner some night, he just saved you an extra day or two labor having to drop the tranny after you got everything back together and realized the clutch pedal wasn't working properly!
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