Clutch release bearing replacing

— Lay clutch pressure plate with release bearing facing down in a press.

— Lightly press down on pressure plate, using suitable spacers and a steel bar.

Remove release bearing locking ring. (Early pressure plate shown. Later models are similar.)

— Remove from press and remove release bearing from pressure plate.

Release bearings are filled with a special grease and consequently must not be washed.

— When reinstalling release bearing, place shims and spring washer on first.

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Clutch pressure plate and release bearing assembly

Porsche 944 Clutch Release Bearing

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Spring washer Shim(s)

Release bearing

Locking ring Thrust washer Pressure plate

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Spring washer Shim(s)

Release bearing

Clutch pressure plate and release bearing assembly

Locking ring Thrust washer Pressure plate

Clutch Spring Washer

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1. Clutch pressure plate 4. Release bearing

2. Thrust washer 5. Spring washer

3. Locking ring 6. Shims

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1. Clutch pressure plate 4. Release bearing

2. Thrust washer 5. Spring washer

3. Locking ring 6. Shims

— Use press to lightly press down on pressure plate, using suitable spacers and a steel bar.

Install release bearing thrust washer (2) with beveled inner edge up (toward clutch disc).

• Install locking ring (3) inside thrust washer bevel.

• Be sure locking ring snaps into release bearing groove.

— Release pressure on clutch and remove from press.

— Check movement of release bearing in pressure plate. It should be tight but still moveable.

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