3Speed Throw-Out Bearing. Which way is installed correctly? (1 Viewer)

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This way?

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Yes, post #2. That hardened (I believe) face rides against the pressure plate release.
Do you have grease between the retainer and input? Everything adjusted correctly?
 
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Yes, post #2. That hardened (I believe) face rides against the pressure plate release.
Do you have grease between the retainer and input? Everything adjusted correctly?
I do have grease on the input of the transmission that is slides on. I did not adjust the clutch, but it works fine. But the second I put any pressure even the slightest on the pedal it squeaks, but silent when the clutch is engaged. I just installed an SM420 so the clutch disc is for a Chevy and I have the snout of the transmission sleeved down and the pilot bearing out further. It works great just squalls when the clutch pedal is pushed.
 
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Does the bearing spin freely in your hand? I had this problem in my Chevelle and it was just a bad bearing out of the box. I’ve also heard this happen with not enough free play in the release arm to TO bearing.
 
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Does the bearing spin freely in your hand? I had this problem in my Chevelle and it was just a bad bearing out of the box. I’ve also heard this happen with not enough free play in the release arm to TO bearing.
It did spin freely. I have a spring on there so I will check the free play.
 
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Ok so the throw out bearing spins great. I was able to push the arm a hair and see it spin and grab the pressure plate. The squealing occurs when the pedal is completely depressed.

I have a feeling it is my pilot bearing. It is a GM LS pilot bearing I had a sleeve machined. It may be damaged. I thought that would be better than the Brass sleeve Steve at EBS sent. I guess I was wrong.
 
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Oooooh gm pilot bearings...... You NEED the bronze one; should not be magnetic. Squeal, difficult to engage gears, creep with clutch engaged are all issues that can happen with the non bronze pilot bearing/bushing. That and too tight of bearing clearance can cause the same issues. The non-bronze heats and expands and won’t let the input shaft spin freely. Then there’s bellhousing runout/non-concentricity but an SM420 is likely not picky enough of a trans to suffer from those problems.
 

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