Keep or replace Release Bearing? (1 Viewer)

thebigredrocker

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My FJ40 #RTC52S Throwout Bearing has been outside in the elements hanging on motorless bellhousing. This FJ40 rolling chassis has been uncovered for at least 15 years. The bearing doesn't spin silky smooth like I'm guessing a new one would. Hoping maybe some Vetrans could help me make the correct decision. I just bolted up the rebuilt Tranny/TCase and the motor is ready to drop in.
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thebigredrocker

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My FJ40 #RTC52S Throwout Bearing has been outside in the elements hanging on motorless bellhousing. This FJ40 rolling chassis has been uncovered for at least 15 years. The bearing doesn't spin silky smooth like I'm guessing a new one would. Hoping maybe some Vetrans could help me make the correct decision. I just bolted up the rebuilt Tranny/TCase and the motor is ready to drop in.View attachment 932399
 

RAYJON

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replace it, you dont want to pull it back apart when it goes bad, time is $$$ and that is a cheep part for the amount of time if it goes bad.. i
 

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I suggest you keep it (and the pilot bearing) so you can have the fun and practice of pulling the trans/t'case combo again in the near future. Makes for a much more enjoyable weekend replacing $30 worth of parts, than, say, wheeling.

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Howard705

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Good idea to replace but I have used them too and will last longer than you may think. Pump grease in if you can get needle in. I've pulled a bad clutch and replaced all with used.
 

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