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Ford Performance Performance Throwout Bearing (79-04 V8)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Heavy Duty
    • Self-Centering Bearing
    • Reliable
    • Fits 1979 to 2004 V8 Mustangs

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Hey, what's going on, guys? Adam here with Today I'm bringing you a detailed overview of the Ford Racing Performance throwout bearing fitting all '79 to '04 V8 Mustangs. In this video, I'll be touching on what exactly a throwout bearing is, what it does, when it may be a good time to pick up a new one like this one here from Ford Racing, what makes this one better than your stock bearing, and I'll even do an overview of the installation which, by the way, will get a full three out three on the wrenches on the difficulty meter simply because you will have to drop the transmission fully out of the vehicle just to get the job done correctly. So let's jump right into it. So, the Ford Racing Performance throwout bearing is going to be for the '79 to '04 V8 Mustang owner out there looking to switch out their throwout bearing because they're having difficulty engaging their clutch in a manual transmission or maybe hearing that dreaded squealing noise coming from the tranny. It's time to upgrade over the stock. So, in a nutshell, a throwout bearing is really the whole heart of the operation with clutch engagement. When you press your pedal in the throwout bearing inside the clutch Ford, it presses in the pressure plate's fingers, disengaging the clutch, allowing you to change gears. You'll know it's time switch out your stock of throwout bearing with an after-market one like the Ford Racing Performance throwout bearing when you're having trouble getting into gear, you feel like you're not fully engaging properly, or when you hear the squealing noise coming from the transmission letting you know your throwout bearing is going. So maybe your throwout bearing isn't bad just yet, but you're taking your transmission out to swap out your clutch and flywheel. Now if your transmission is coming out, no matter what the job is, it's probably a good time to take care of the throwout bearing while you have it out. This way you won't have to wait for it to go bad and drop the transmission all over again. Now it's not a hard job, it's just a time-consuming one that takes time from start to finish and you don't want to go through that twice if you don't have to. So this Performance throwout bearing is from Ford Racing, one of the most trusted names in performance parts for any generation of Mustang. This one here is a heavy-duty self-centering bearing design with a 1.063-inch input shaft diameter. It's built to last longer than most after-market options on the market. If you're looking for a reliable throwout bearing, this is definitely the way to go. But don't take it from me. Take it from our customers who have posted testimonials on the product page at So price wise, for this particular option expect to be spending just about $50 which in my opinion is definitely an affordable way to replace a stock worn out throwout bearing with a new upgraded one from Ford Racing, or if you're just dropping transmission to replace clutch and flywheel and you want to get this out of the way. With that said, it's definitely an affordable price and a reliable one at that. So installation wise, like I said, this one is not a hard swap to do. The hardest part is dropping the transmission and getting everything out of the way to do so. With that said, you will be testing the toolbox for this one. You need a full set of tolls to get the job done. Definitely give this one a three out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. If you're not comfortable doing it yourself, no shame in handing this one over to the professionals to get it done properly. Just to quickly wrap things up, guys, if you are the owner of a '79 to '04 V8 Mustang with a manual transmission installed and you're having trouble engaging your clutch or if you're hearing that dreaded squealing noise coming from your transmission, it may be time to pick up the Ford Racing Performance throwout bearing which is, of course, available right here at

    Reliable. Upgrading your clutch and flywheel to handle more power is a good idea, and so is upgrading to a heavy duty Ford Racing Performance Throwout Bearing for reliable gear engagement and peace of mind.

    Heavy Duty Construction. The Ford Racing Mustang throwout bearing has a heavy duty self centering bearing design with a 1.063" input shaft diameter and is constructed to last longer than most aftermarket bearings.

    Application. This Ford Racing Performance Throwout Bearing is designed for use on 1979 to 2004 V8 Mustangs with manual transmissions.

    Fitment: 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

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    • (1) Throwout Bearing
    Installation Info

    Installation Time: (approx) 4 Hours

    Difficulty Level:Mechanical expertise or professional installation required.

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    Tech Specs
    Will it fit my Mustang?
    • Bullitt - 01
    • Cobra - 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 01, 03, 04
    • Cobra R - 93, 95, 00
    • GT - 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04
    • LX - 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93
    • Mach 1 - 03, 04
    • Other - 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86

    Fits Manual V8 Mustangs only

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    about a month ago i bought a exedy stage 2 clutch and changed all the bearings , fly wheel and clutch and pivot stud but i left the original clutch fork and i changed the clutch cable to a maximum motorsports clutch cable. But for some reason when i take my foot off the pedal (in neutral or in gear) my clutch sounds like a bird chirping and the clutch pedal rattles like crazy especially when i give it gas. My question is what do i need to change , the clutch fork ? or The throwout bearing ? please i need help here. Thank you


    • I would definitely recommend getting that to a mechanic ASAP! Sounds like an issue that may have been called by improper install on the flywheel or throwout bearing.

      Doug P

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    Should i get this throwout bearing or stick with the clutch kit one? I was checking out the Exedy Mach 600 Stage 4 Clutch kit and my question to you is should I buy the ford racing performance throwout bearing or stick with the one provided in the Exedy Mach 600 stage 4 clutch kit? What is your recommendation?


    • Buy this bearing. The ones in the kit tend to premature and squeal after time. I made this mistake too many times to save a couple bucks but it ends up costing more in the long wrong. Hope this helps. Good luck!


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    is this the same bearing that comes with the ford performance clutch kit? seems everyone says don't use the kit bearing but not sure if it refers to the ford kit as well. Thanks!


    I put this bearing in when and now it rattles at idle. Is this going to wear out faster now?


    • There should be no rattle at idle, there may have been an install error when the throwout bearing was installed.


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    Will this work with the tr3650 from an 01?


    • Hello! The Ford Performance Performance Throwout Bearing will fit the TR3650 in an 01 GT, Cobra, orBullitt


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    I have a 1997 3.8L V6 Ford Mustang with 5 speed manual. Will this still fit, it says (79-04 V8) ?


    • The Ford Performance Performance Throwout Bearing will not be compatible with the 3.8 L V6 Mustangs.


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    Overall Rating 4.5

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    • 5/5

      December 23, 2010

      Ford Racing, cant go wrong

      This is the first part to wear in the clutch system. While I was doing it wanted to put the best part in I could. The factory cable system does not seem to allow for the release bearing to fully release. I installed the adjustable clutch cable and quadrant. The pedal was still bouncing from the bearing just touching the clutch. I installed a bracket with a spring to pull the release bearing completely away from the clutch. Now the bearing will last as long as the clutch. Previously the bearing would just touch and would be spinning for no reason. The spring I installed took care of the clutch pedal bouncing around due to the release bearing touching the clutch. Simple, yet very effective!

      Clayton N

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    • 1/5

      August 20, 2016


      I've installed 2 of these in the past year and both have failed. The first one I got 400 miles on it when it started to make noise the second I got 35 miles before it started to squeal.


      Year: 1992 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      July 13, 2012

      FRPP Throwout Bearing

      The best throwout bearing on the market. I have worked with many throwout bearings and this is by far the best one out there. I recommend this for anyone who is replacing their clutch. Buy it, trust me, you won't regret it.


      Year: 2003 Submodel: Mach 1 texas

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    • 5/5

      October 29, 2012

      Super high quality bearing

      I changed out the clutch, pressure plate, throw out bearing, and pilot bearing that came in a clutch kit. Two months later the clutch release bearing came apart, so I had to pull the transmission again to replace it. From now on, I will go with the ford racing bearing to ensure that it doesn't happen to me again.


      Year: 1998 Submodel: GT Ridgeland, MS, USA

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    • 5/5

      October 26, 2012

      No more chatter!

      I installed a SPEC clutch in my Bullitt last May and it's now October and the spec TOB was squealing already. Ordered this and now it's perfect. Clutch engaged smoother than before with no extra spinning. Also put a new ford racing pilot bearing in as well. Great product!


      Year: 2001 Submodel: Bullitt Georgia

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    • 5/5

      August 16, 2012

      Throw out bearing

      This is the best part I've ever bought it completely stopped all noices from underneath my car!!!


      Year: 1991 Submodel: GT Nottingham PA.

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    • 5/5

      January 27, 2012

      GREAT product a "Must Buy"

      I have a 2003 Mustang GT, recently bought the Spec stage 2+ clutch from AM, and purchased the Ford Racing Throwout Bearing for it. I couldnt be happier with the Gear Engagement, and how well it handles my 435Horsepower. Ford Racing TB is one of the best on the market in my book, no noise or grinding, and i will buy this again.


      Year: 2003 Submodel: GT East Bridgewater, MA

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    • 5/5

      July 21, 2010

      The BEST

      I believe that this is the best throwout bearing to use as a replacement. Releases better and just seems to last longer than other aftermarket brands!


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    • 5/5

      February 24, 2017

      Good so far!

      Bought it to use with a McLeod street pro clutch because of the great things I heard about using this throw out bearing instead. Good fit too.


      Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

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    • 1/5

      December 23, 2016


      This part started squeaking after 700 miles, I've had it with American muscle and I will NEVER order anything from them again!!! It doesn't even deserve one star but I have to click it!!!!


      Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      January 10, 2017

      Throw out bearing

      Order stAge 2 exedy clutch kit came with throw out bearing but it is always recomended to use ford racing throw out bearing and pilot bearing last way longer great buy


      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

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    • 1/5

      September 23, 2016


      Starting squeaking after only two weeks! Not any better than the one that was in it.


      Year: 1999 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      September 21, 2016

      Quality Ford Part

      This is a solid part. Ford quality is great. You won't be disappointed. Fast shipping is always great.


      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      July 20, 2016

      Great throwout bearing

      Shifting is perfect since installing this! Can't go wrong with it


      Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      May 16, 2016

      The only one to buy

      Don't waste your money on anything else, this is the ONLY one to consider. Toss the one that came with you clutch unless it is a Ford Racing part.


      Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      June 24, 2015

      Throw out bearing

      Better built than what came with the clutch kit. And more solid. Thanks Jason


      Year: 2003 Submodel: Mach 1 Powhatan, Va

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    • 5/5

      February 14, 2013

      awesome performance bearing

      Love love love it Smoother shifting an better clutch engagement


      Year: 2001 Submodel: Bullitt El Paso, TX, USA

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    • 5/5

      November 06, 2011

      Best throwout bearing!

      I use this throwout bearing every time I replace my clutch. It is a very well built part and seems to last a lot longer than the ones that come with most clutch kits. I would highly recommend using one of these if you are changing out your clutch as added insurance.


      Year: 2004 Submodel: V6 Lilburn GA

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    • 5/5

      September 02, 2011

      Perfect fit

      This throwout bearing fit with no problems and there was no noise after install.


      Year: 2003 Submodel: GT Aston, PA

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    • 5/5

      January 10, 2018

      Genuine Ford Part

      It's a Ford part, my only note is that these are now manufactured in China and not the US by National like they used to be. I have no issues with that as long as it works, and so far it does!


      Year: 2003 Submodel: Cobra

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