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Clutch took a salt water bath last week and now I am picking up a throw out bearing noise. (newer clutch) I don't want to drop the freaking thing again so I was thinking about drilling and tapping a hole (for a plug) and trying to shoot the bearing with a lubricant.

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The sealed throwout bearing would vibrate like heck when the clutch is pushed down if it had a zerk fitting installed into the side of it. Besides, how would you get to it to grease it without dropping the transmission? :confused:
 

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The sealed throwout bearing would vibrate like heck when the clutch is pushed down if it had a zerk fitting installed into the side of it. Besides, how would you get to it to grease it without dropping the transmission? :confused:
I was thinking about drilling a port into the bell housing and trying to hit the bearing with Lithium.

Do you think the bearing was internally compromised ?
 

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The TO bearing is sealed, you're not going to get any spray lithium grease into its interior. I doubt any salt water got inside the throwout bearing itself but I'd sure try to flush the clutch housing area out real thoroughly with a garden hose. First without the engine running, then with the engine running while working the clutch pedal up-down.
 

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The TO bearing is sealed, you're not going to get any spray lithium grease into its interior. I doubt any salt water got inside the throwout bearing itself but I'd sure try to flush the clutch housing area out real thoroughly with a garden hose. First without the engine running, then with the engine running while working the clutch pedal up-down.
Thanks Jerry,

Is there some available port or opening that water could be introduced ?
 

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There is a small plate in front you can remove so you can hose it out. It's been years since I had my manual transmission but look in front by the starter motor IIRC.
 
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