Engine & Gearbox Dry Clutch Release Bearing

Discussion in '7th Generation (2003-2008) [Acura TSX]' started by ArcticFire, Monday 23rd Sep, 2013.

  1. ArcticFire Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    My clutch release bearing noise is getting more frequent but I think my actual clutch is fine, biting point is still quite low down also.

    Does anyone know how big a job it is to get to this bearing or the clutch release fork, as in roughly what it involves and does it just need greased or would it be better to stick a new part in there? (22810PPT003 or 22821PPP000)


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  2. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Its about 5 hour job to take drop the gearbox and refit. I think the sub frame has to be dropped to get the gearbox out.

    You may as well get a whole clutch kit and replace the lot whilst you have it all apart. That's what I would do if I were you.

    Mine has randomly made release bearing noises since 60k miles. Now on 122K the noise is a lot less frequent these days than it use to be. I'll wait until the clutch goes to replace mine.
     
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  3. ArcticFire Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Damn, I was hoping more in the 2 hour region. Was going to give a bung to the mechanic at work to do it but 5 hours is too much to ask of him. I just hate clenching my teeth at every junction as I'm about to pull away! lol
     
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  4. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Ahh yours sounds way worse than mine, I hear mine like once or twice a month.
     
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  5. ArcticFire Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    I'm still amazed it's such a big job, is there definitely no way to access it quicker to chuck in some lube?
     
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  6. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    You could take the gaiter off the fork and see how far in you can see. But spraying something in there would be risky as it may end up getting sprayed onto the clutch plate.
     
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  7. ArcticFire Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Sounds like some surgical equipment is needed, perhaps an Endoscope with a greasing tube attached hehe
     
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  8. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Go for it !

    Of course we would need documented photographic evidence :Smile:

    I think the issue will be that the release bearing is enclosed in a casing and you can only pack grease in it from the front of the bearing.
     
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  9. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    I will be surprised if you are able to grease the release bearing when its a sealed unit :Whistle:
     
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  10. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Is it totally sealed ? I can't remember, I guess it is.

    In which case it's a lost cause, just put in a complete new clutch kit.
     
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  11. ArcticFire Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    I'll wait until the clutch is going to go, although that could be some time. How much is a new genuine clutch?
     
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  13. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    How many miles has your car done ?

    Mine is on 122K and still on original clutch.
     
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  15. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    69K .. quite low mileage, you could be waiting a few years for clutch to go lol.