Review & Install Video
So the McLeod unit that we have here today is going to be a great option for the Mustang owner out there that's in the process of doing a clutch and flywheel, and needs to replace their factory throwout bearing. I say this because, if you're doing a clutch and flywheel, you really should just do the slave at the same time, because everything is going to be wide open. It'd be a shame to tear everything back out a few thousand miles later, just to replace the part you could've hit from the get-go. Now, if you were to keep your original bearing in there, you're risking running into issues with your clutch engaging, shifting gears, and wearing out your new clutch quickly. In my opinion, it's really just not worth the risk. But despite its size, I am going to be giving this a full three out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter here, and about a four-hour job. I'll have a little bit more information on that coming up for you later. So unlike a lot of the other more pricier options out there, this is a direct OE replacement, meaning there's no adjustability or features, and meaning that it'll come along with a lighter price tag and no guesswork when it comes time to throwing it in. So we explain why you should pick this up when you're doing your clutch, but factory throwout bearings can go out on their own too. Some symptoms are going to be grinding between shifts, rattling underneath the box, whining or squeaking when you're in gear, with the clutch out, or at idle, or just a sloppy pedal feel. Now, if this sounds like your Mustang right now, it's definitely time to look at replacing your clutch and bearing. This direct-fit, OE replacement features a factory-style wire clip connector and is made to the original factory specs, with premium quality rubber components for compatibility with all DOT 3 and 4 fluids. Now, it's worth pointing out that this is designed to work with any McLeod unit, but it will work with any other brand or a stock clutch. But in terms of the pricing here, expect to be spending just over $100, which is a small price to pay to guarantee that you're getting direct engagement and disengagement out of hard driving with any aftermarket clutch. Now, if you're doing a clutch job and need an adjustable throwout bearing and slave cylinder, McLeod does have one. But it will cost around $400. The differences aside from the adjustability will be the construction, where that unit is going to be anodized. So switching gears to the installation, you're looking at an involved three out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter here, and easily a four-hour job. Now, this is honestly something I would take to a shop to get installed, given the amount of labor that's involved here. There's really no shame in having the pros do the work to ensure that you're not going to run into any issues down the road. But the majority of the work is really going to be dropping your trans, and then swapping everything over. So that's going to wrap up my quick review of McLeod's stock-style hydraulic throwout bearing, that can be found right here at americanmuscle.com.
Whether your Mustang is a daily driver, a beast on the track or screams down the drag strip, you depend on you car to shift smoothly at all times. This process requires your throwout bearing to function correctly. If you're experiencing issues, you should replace your stock throwout bearing with this McLeod Stock Style Hydraulic Throwout Bearing. Direct Replacement.
This Stock Style Hydraulic Throwout Bearing features a factory style wire-clip connector that makes it a direct fit OE replacement of your factory throwout bearing. McLeod constructs their Throwout Bearing to the original factory specifications with premium quality rubber components to be compatible with all DOT 3 and 4 Brake Fluids.Application.
This McLeod Stock Style Hydraulic Throwout Bearing is designed to fit the 2005-2017 GT, 2005-2012 V6 and 2007-2009 Shelby GT500 Mustangs.Application Note.
This McLeod Hydraulic Throwout Bearing is designed to work with a factory clutch installed or any clutches with the original factory specifications.
- What's in the Box
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 4 Hours
Difficulty Level:Mechanical expertise or professional installation required.
- Tech Specs
- Will it fit my Mustang?
- Bullitt - 08, 09
- GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
- GT500 - 07, 08, 09
- V6 - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12