| Originally posted by RealBMW 02@Apr 19 2005, 07:06 PM |
^^yup, throwout bearing....had to replace mine last year
What he said. Replace it every time you replace a clutch. Sounds like it's time to drop that tranny and take a look. You might need a new clutch anyway, although T.o. bearings often go out well before the disc, esp. if the driver is fond of holding it at lights instead of putting it in neutral and resting their foot. Remember, when your foot is down, that bearing is taking a beating.
Anyway if your disc is good you can just replace the to bearing by itself; but if you're going to be in there just do the whole enchalada and consider yourself lucky because you have a RWD car. When I did the clucth in my celica it took me about 2 days. There were 4 motor mounts, and 3 are on the transaxle, so yeah it was a major PITA. More reason why RWD > *