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Anybody ever use a hydraulic throw-out bearing?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by fortcollinsram, Mar 26, 2002.

  1. fortcollinsram

    fortcollinsram 1/2 ton status

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    Who here has ever used a hydraulic TO bearing in place of the conventional shift fork and TO bearing? Is it a viable option for my Blazer? What are it advantages over a conventional hydraulic setup? Thanks gang...

    Chris
     
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    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I believe quite awhile back this was covered here, and some group (jeepers?) were using them quite extensively. Problem is, apparently they tend to start leaking, and don't last anywhere near the time the "standard" setup does. I'd guess if any major manufacturer is using the hydraulic TO bearing, then that particular setup must hold up on whatever tranny they are running...but thta doesn't mean it would work in all cases of course.

    All I remember is that there was a problem with them failing "prematurely".
     
  3. lgk5

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    the hydraulic throw out bearing suck for the fact that you have to pull the trans to repace it and they do go out offten
    but they have one that mounts out side the trans to your bellhouseing to cluch fork so they are easy to repair
    i had one on my sand rail bell houseing to clutch type it was a rebuidale type but often needed repair
    my 1/2 ton ford has the trow out bearing type(sucks)
    my 3/4 hd had the bellhousing to clutch fork type 10min repair
    hope this helps
     

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