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I was talking to someone and they say that when you are off the clutch petal, foot off the clutch, the throw out bearing spins, and when your foot is on the clutch the throw out bearing DOES NOT spin, I say they have it backwards, the throw out bearing is meant to spin under the load of pushing the clutch in. right? it does not spin when off the clutch but push it in and then it spins.

trying to end an argument with someone, I know how it works, and also if you hold your clutch in a lot the throw out bearing wears out faster yes?
 

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You are correct. Depressing the clutch causes the fork to press the bearing against the pressure plate. The bearing spins with the plate as it compresses the plate fingers.
If you have ever had a bearing go out, it screeches something fierce when you press in on the clutch pedal because it no longer spins with the plate.
 

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right, ok thank you.

I've had transmissions out and replaced a few clutches and I knew how it all went together and worked, thanks now I can settle the argument lol.

on my old 1.9 escort I shifted A LOT, downshifted, held the clutch in all the time at lights, with mostly city driving, and the throw out bearing started going out so I replaced it after 10k miles, it was new. it hasn't ceased up yet but it was making noise.

thanks for the input EscorGo!
 
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