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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

    MPN# M-7548-A

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Throwout Bearing
    Installation Info

    Installation Time

    (approx) 4 Hours

    Difficulty Level:

    Mechanical expertise or professional installation required.

    Installation Guides

    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 (13)

        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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        My Car rattles at idle when transmission is engaged almost like something is grinding, but it is automatic, what could be the cause if this is throwout bearing is for stick shift. Do automatics not have throwout bearings?

        • Automatics do not have a throwout bearing, this is a piece of the clutch application of a manual.

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        This has the same part number as one for a v6 and I've seen other websites say it will work with a v6

        • This is only compatible with V8 models.

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        Will this fit on a v6 2004

        • Unfortunately this will not work with the V6 models.

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        8 More Questions
        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! 1 answer
        I put this bearing in when and now it rattles at idle. Is this going to wear out faster now? 1 answer
        Will this work with the tr3650 from an 01? 1 answer
        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

          Customer Reviews (100+) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.5

          out of 5 stars

          • 5/5

            October 30, 2019


            Very quick delivery, no problems at all, and cheap price compared to competitors


            Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            October 17, 2019

            Great bear

            It's the sliding bear hug that's makes it Fully functional without it you be stuck


            Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            September 28, 2019

            Direct replacement

            Fits exactly like it was meant to and great quality


            Year: 2004 Submodel: Cobra

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            June 30, 2019

            Great product

            Soild piece, you can definitely feel the difference from the stock Ford TOB. Very pleased


            Year: 2003 Submodel: Cobra

            Helpful (0)

          • 4/5

            June 10, 2019

            Throwout bearing

            Easy to install. Haven't had installed long, but hopefully lasts longer than stock bearing.


            Year: 1991 Submodel: LX

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            April 24, 2019

            Easy install

            Fit perfectly and looks alot better than the old one


            Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            April 16, 2019

            2003 Mustang Cobra throwout Bearing

            This is a quality performance part and was the perfect part and it arrived in less than 2 days. American Muscle is now my go to Company for my Cobra.


            Year: 2003 Submodel: Cobra

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            April 10, 2019

            Only this one

            Only use the Ford throwout bearing. NO OTHER brand will last as long.


            Year: 2004 Submodel: Mach 1

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          • 4/5

            March 20, 2019

            Installed at home

            We dropped my tranny last weekend to put this bearing in. Within 6 hours it began squeaking again. Now I have to go back in and replace the clutch fork and the bearing again. Not the bearings fault just our own fault for not replacing the fork when we thought it looked a little rough.


            Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

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          • 5/5

            March 18, 2019


            The Ford performance throwout bearing was well greased and solid, i knew immediately that I made the right choice when selecting the Ford performance bearing. I recommend using this bearing in place of the clutch kit bearing that comes with the kit. I recently changed out my clutch due to the throwout bearing prematurely wearing out. The throwout bearing wore out so fast, I still had 75 of clutch pad leftover. There was a big difference between the Ford throwout bearing and the clutch kit throwout bearing, like night and day. Since I change my clutch, I have driven the car for about 500 miles and there has been no issues, not even the chirping noise.


            Year: 2003 Submodel: Mach 1

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          • 5/5

            February 28, 2019

            A must have if you want reliability

            Way better quality then any others dont screw your self using a knock off they never make it over a year or two


            Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

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          • 2/5

            January 22, 2019


            Put a brand new one in and started squeaking 3 days later


            Year: 1994 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (2)

          • 5/5

            January 08, 2019

            Good Ford part

            Supposedly the only throw out bearing to go with so, that's what I got. Although I had ordered an ACT clutch kit, that also had a very nice bearing included. So, now I have an extra


            Year: 1995 Submodel: Cobra

            Helpful (2)

          • 4/5

            January 05, 2019

            Throw out bearing

            I mean. It’s a throw out bearing. It does it’s job


            Year: 1995 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (2)

          • 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 (3)

          • 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 (3)

          • 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 (6)

          • 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 (5)

          • 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

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          • 5/5

            July 12, 2018

            strong and durable

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


            Year: 1994 Submodel: GT

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