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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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    What's in the Box
    • (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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    Questions & Answers (10)

    5 Top Rated Questions

    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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    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.

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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!

    • This would be the throwout bearing that would be included in the Ford Performance Performance Clutch .

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    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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    5 More Questions
    I have a 1997 3.8L V6 Ford Mustang with 5 speed manual. Will this still fit, it says (79-04 V8) ? 1 answer
    Do I need to replace my clutch too? When replacing the throwout bearing, does the clutch need to be replaced as well? And while I'm at it should I replace the flywheel? 2 answers
    will this work with a stage 2 spec clutch Can I use this throw out bearing on my stage 2 spec clutch. I don't know if you can use different bearings for different clutch's 3 answers
    V6 Mustang I have heard of people using a Ford Racing throwout bearing in their V6 mustangs. Does anybody know for sure if this will work in a T5 transmission? 1 answer
    Will this fix squeaking? I have read on the Internet, that squeaking throw out bearings are common on mustangs. I had my clutch replaced 2 months ago, and it keeps squeaking! It's been changed twice since then, and it won't go away. Will replacing it with this throw out bearing stop the squeaking? 2 answers

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    Overall Rating 4.5

    out of 5 stars

    • 1/5

      December 07, 2018


      Got this part installed, not even 2 weeks after install I had really bad chatter pulling of from stop and letting out the clutch when having to shift thru gears, clutch engaged issues then car wouldn’t come out or go in gear come to found the throwout bearing cracked


      Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      November 29, 2018

      Higher Quality

      The Exedy throw out bearing looked alright but this one is made of higher quality metals


      Year: 2001 Submodel: Cobra

      Helpful (1)

    • 2/5

      October 27, 2018

      Extremely excited, and now disappointed.

      I was very excited to receive this part due to the throwout bearing going out on my 2003 Cobra like they love to do, after installing it I noticed right away that it fixed my famous squeak at idle in neutral, I drove it for about 2 months on and off and sadly, the squeak is now back worse than ever. Oh well worth a shot at least.


      Year: 2003 Submodel: Cobra

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      August 28, 2018

      Throwout bearing

      Definitely a better option over stock, no more squeaky sound from the old worn out one. Preforms great


      Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      July 14, 2018

      OEM quality as expected

      I am doing a clutch job and everything else. But right before my clutch went out the TB squalled super loud there was barely any baring left and this fixed it perfectly no issues.


      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      July 12, 2018

      strong and durable

      so far it has worked great. strong and very heavy duty


      Year: 1994 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      June 25, 2018

      Great Product

      I had to change my throwout bearing in my 2001 gt after it fried randomly one day while driving. Getting the throwout bearing onto the clutch fork, and the reassembly went smooth as one could ask for. The process is definitely 4 wrenches and 4 hours is not enough time to really do it, unless you're the original owner of your mustang, expect problems with your car. For example, the owner of my car before me put jb weld on the threads of the driveshaft to axle bolts, which nearly destroyed my driveshaft and rear end. I want to emphasize this is a great quality product that is easy to install, but plan on more than 4 hours unless you have substantial mechanical knowledge and a properly pieced together stang.


      Year: 2001 Submodel: Bullitt

      Helpful (6)

    • 5/5

      June 16, 2018


      Still working great!! Have not had any problems with any part from here.


      Year: 2003 Submodel: Mach 1

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      June 10, 2018

      Works great

      It's quiet and runs smooth. Probably the best throw out bearing made for Mustangs.


      Year: 1998 Submodel: Cobra

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      May 19, 2018

      Ford performance throwing bearing

      The only way to go when doing a clutch replacement using genuine ford performance parts


      Year: 2001 Submodel: Bullitt

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      April 26, 2018

      must have

      if you have your transmission off replace your old one!!! no brainer...


      Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      April 14, 2018

      Throw out bearing

      Destroyed an off brand in less than a month, this one so far is holding up great.


      Year: 1995 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      March 26, 2018

      FRPP TOB

      I bought an Exedy Mach 350 clutch kit and followed the wisdom of the internet gods to marvel at the pilot bearing and TOB that are provided, and then promptly throw them in the trash and put Ford bearings in. Have you ever taken the starter out of a 4.6 mustang before? Have you ever dealt with the top two bellhousing bolts AND the little bracket that holds the O2 sensor plugs? Let's just say those 2 aspects of this job are worth the $60 for the Ford bearings so you don't have to do it all over again. The new Ford TOB has been working flawlessly for me thus far in my car and in my other mustang, which I changed the clutch in years ago. Get the Ford TOB!


      Year: 1999 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      March 25, 2018

      Clutch release bearing

      I've been using this bearing for years and each clutch swap. Had a certified shop install a new clutch to replace my old 11" SPEC Kevlar clutch and flywheel insert, but he mucked it up by failing to lubricate the release, pilot bearings and the fork!!!!. Needless to say I am now the proud owner of a paper weight, and of course another Ford Performance Throwout Bearing. LOL. Some things Ford you just have to do yourself.


      Year: 1997 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      March 19, 2018

      Exedy mach 350 stage one clutch

      This throw out bearing is a must buy when purchasing the mach 350 stage 1 clurch kit ..the one that comes with it is light weight ...I purchased this product after I read the reviews on this clutch kit I'm so glad I did ...


      Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      March 15, 2018


      Ford Performance Throwout Bearings are the quality that we love, wouldn't use any other brand!


      Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (6)

    • 1/5

      February 26, 2018

      No better.

      I bought this TOB because all of the other reviews for the exceedy one said they went bad almost immediately....well this was on the car for all of 7 mins and welp it makes noise so not really impressed.


      Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (6)

    • 4/5

      February 25, 2018

      Worth the Buy!

      Any owner of a Newedge Mustang knows they can go through throwout bearings like water. After the installation of the Ford Performance bearing, noise is non-existent. Worth spending an extra $10. *Side Note* It is compatable with a V6 even though it doesn’t specify.


      Year: 2002 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (8)

    • 5/5

      February 22, 2018


      At just over 100k and 16 years old, my factory throw out bearing was done. I replaced it with the Ford Performance one and I'm extremely satisfied.


      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (7)

    • 5/5

      February 09, 2018

      Throw out bearing

      High quality at reasonable price and very quick shipping.


      Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (7)

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