(approx) 4 Hours
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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.
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January 10, 2020
Good alternative to stock
Decided to use it instead of stock because it was cheaper and appeared to be more lasting. We'll see :)Helpful (0)
December 30, 2019
New Clutch install
I installed a new McLeod clutch with this Throwout Bearing. The new setup is great. Very smooth shifts, no more issues with going into reverse.Helpful (0)
September 25, 2019
Definitely an Upgrade
My original throw out bearing failed and I needed to get it replaced. It is so much lighter than the original piece. Had it on the car for over a month now and no issues. Had shop install.Helpful (0)
August 28, 2019
Installed this unit with my new McLeod clutch. Well less then 6 months later thought my trani was leaking ...... nope the throwout bearing is bad. So more than $400 in labor later I have a new throwout bearing installed and this company won’t warranty the defective unit. So in short don’t buy it.Helpful (0)
August 25, 2019
Worked out great
My clutch was loosing pressure! Purchased this Slave Cylinder and it fixed my problem. So far it is working great.Helpful (0)
July 16, 2019
DOES NOT FIT
In 2017, I bought a clutch kit and all the necessary piece for my 2014 Mustang GT. American Muscle's website said everything will fit properly in my car. Here I am, a year and a half down the road, my car is having issues shifting so I unfortunately had to take it to a shop. The shop told me that the hydraulic throwout bearing that I bought is not supposed to be in my car and that it is THE WRONG PART. I call AM to see if they're willing to help a loyal customer out with the misinformation that AM has provided me and all the representative said is that the order is too old for them to do anything. 2nd major issue that I've had with AM over the last year which is unfortunate, I thought they were the best place to go for anything Mustang. **If you are buying this part, don't trust the fitment guide on AM, call Ford and get the right part number firstHelpful (2)
July 08, 2019
Failed in 2000 miles
Professionally installed with a new McLeod Clutch and flywheel. During break in, noticed some shudder when launching and post break in it got worse. By 1000 miles on the part it was making a pile of noise. After discussion with McLeod they advised it can happen, but its rare. Yeah, I won the lottery. Had to buy another one and send in failed part to receive a refund which has not come yet. Note, trans has to come out to install so now I get to pay again to have it installed because I don’t have a lift and pulling the trans on jack stands is no fun.Helpful (2)
July 04, 2019
low product life
product only lasted for about 650 miles. started to chirp really bad whenever clutch is depressed, doesn't appear to have any warranty.Helpful (0)
June 23, 2019
Bought this with the whole McLeod clutch setup 100 miles into the break in period boom blows out. not even run it hard yet it is complete junk hope it doesn't reflect how the clutch is going to hold upHelpful (0)
June 17, 2019
Better than stock! Make sure you bleed your clutch after install! Works like a champ!Helpful (0)
On a 2014 Mustang GT with a Spec Stage 2 clutch and stock throwout bearing, my brother is experiencing deflection under heavy load. By replacing his throwout bearing with the McLeod Stock Style Hydraulic Throwout Bearing could that fix this issue?
The McLeod Stock Style Hydraulic Throwout Bearing should not have any issues working with the Spec Stage 2 clutch.
Will this part be compatible with a McLeod Super Street Pro Clutch and the McLeod Lighted steel flywheel
Yes, this will indeed be compatible with those same-brand products.
When do you need to use a shim/spacer with this TOB on a T56?
The McLeod Stock Style Hydraulic Throwout Bearing will be compatible with most T56 set ups and you should not need a shim.
Can this part thing make the clutch pedal more softer?
This hydraulic throwout bearing will help with smoother shifts and can help with the making the clutch pedal softer.
Will this work with your RXT McLeod clutch on my 07 GT500?
Yes, this throwout bearing will be compatible with that clutch.
The McLeod Stock Style Hydraulic Throwout Bearing will be compatible with most T56 Magnum XL swaps in the 2011+ 5.0L.
The McLeod Stock Style Hydraulic Throwout Bearing is compatible with the stock clutch, or any stock style replacement or performance clutch.
Yes This McLeod Hydraulic Throwout Bearing is designed to work with a factory clutch installed or any clutches with the original factory specifications.
No, the McLeod Stock Style Hydraulic Throwout Bearing is only compatible with DOT 3 and 4.
Since the 2013 Boss 302 runs the same transmission as the GT model, this will fit a Boss 302.
The McLeod Stock Style Hydraulic Throwout Bearing, Has not been tested for the EcoBoost mustang. It is designed to fit 05-17 GT; 05-12 V6; 07-09 GT500 mustangs.
This is only compatible with 05-12 V6 Mustangs. This is not compatible with the 13 V6 Mustang.
The McLeod Stock Style Hydraulic Throwout Bearing is capable of standing up to the rigors of a stage 3 clutch with good longevity.
Hello! I would recommend having your car get looked at by a professional, unfortunately we can't say for sure what that popping sound is, so I don't want to recommend a part you may not need!
Unfortunately, the McLeod Stock Style Hydraulic Throwout Bearing will not fit a 2013 GT500. The RAM Adjustable Hydraulic Throwout Bearing/Slave Cylinder will fit a 2013 GT500 with a RAM Clutch installed.
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