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By minivolks Date 2013-07-23 16:41
The release bearing went.  Engines out.  Bearing is fine but hardware that holds bearing is shot.  Do I order a new bearing with hardware?  Any thing special to know?
By Jeffrey P 655 Date 2013-07-23 17:44
Just make sure you get the right style. There are two different styles.

Unless the bearing is really new I would replace it with a good heavy duty unit. The cost is really small and its such a pain to yank everything out again should the one you resue decide to fail.
By minivolks Date 2013-07-23 18:58
two styles huh?  the lever arm is like two hooks.  I cant tell what what the old one looked liked.  It disintegrated.
By minivolks Date 2013-07-23 19:08
i see on jbugs the bearing i have have and the clips.  I found pieces of clips when i took it apart.  so it must be clips.  how the hell does it go together?
By minivolks Date 2013-07-23 19:49
Ok  went to mid America web site.  they have good pics of part breakdown.  old style bearing with clips.  looks like 71 tranny and newer has different style bearing and mounting
By Brad H 1498 Date 2013-07-24 01:24 Edited 2013-07-24 01:26
Spend the extra buck and get the heavy duty clips. They have a coil on them and won't fail like hte stock ones do. If the bearing spins easy it's out of grease, just replace the whole unit. I agree it's a PITA, might as well do it once. Also check the clutch disk. If you can slip a 7mm open end wrench over the edge of the disk it's worn out, replace it also.

By minivolks Date 2013-07-24 10:49
Thanks for the info.  I tried to purchase the clips, but it wont let me.  I live in Florida.  Canada only
By minivolks Date 2013-07-24 11:04
found heavy duty clips on airhead parts
By Brad H 1498 Date 2013-07-24 12:50
Sorry should have used the site not

By minivolks Date 2013-07-24 14:22
Found bits and pieces of clips all around inside bell housing.  Started making a noise like a bicycle card in spokes. Its my fault, i didn't replace it when i did the clutch.  Can take engine out in 40 minutes now.
By Brad H 1498 Date 2013-07-24 16:36
That's the great thing about buggies. When you burn your hands on the exhaust putting the motor in AFTER changing the tranny you know you have a car that's easy to work on :-)

By minivolks Date 2013-07-29 13:40
New tranny seal. check. New clutch bearing. Check.  New clips.  Check.  Hauling ass down the road. Check.  WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
By Brad H 1498 Date 2013-07-29 18:51

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