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22RE/W56 Release bearing
« on: Jul 04, 2021, 10:25:34 PM »
Morning everyone.  I've got a quick question about the throwout bearing that came with my Aisin clutch kit (Aisin clutch currently installed) on my 1988 4-Runner and was hoping y'all could help me out.  Here's what I've got:

I originally figured the bearing supplied with the kit would just need to be pressed on to the carrier, but when I got the whole assembly out of the truck nothing seemed to match up...  The part that spins on the throwout bearing is much smaller than the kit supplied bearing, and for the life of me I cant figure out where I should press, or IF I should bother and instead just reinstall the old throwout with the new clutch.

When the manual was referenced, nothing seemed to match up there either:

There were no clips for me to remove (Aside from one wire clip that held the throwout assembly on the clutch fork), and so on.

A few quick side notes:  Searching led me to a few threads that culminated in "just take it to a shop, they'll swap it super cheap".  Unfortunately that's not an option I think I can pursue here.  The shops here would be more familiar with Russian Ladas, or German Trabants, and things get expensive quick should they break something on my Toyota (and shipping takes forever).  Purchasing a new complete bearing assembly, while a possibility, would double or triple in price before it got here (see screen name for details) so I was hoping to avoid that as well.   All fun stuff  ;)

Thanks everyone. 
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Re: 22RE/W56 Release bearing
« Reply #1 on: Jul 05, 2021, 05:17:16 AM »
As far as I know, nothing needs to be "pressed" on.

The bearing simply slides onto the carrier (clutch release bearing hub), and the metal clips hold it on the clutch fork.

If the bearing is not coming off the carrier, you will need to soak it in some solvent to break it loose.

Make sure the new bearing slides very easily over the shaft housing were it rides.

I would NOT recommend reinstalling the old throw out bearing!  Other than pulling an engine, dropping a tranny is my most dreaded maintenance job!

Let us know how your R&R turns out.

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Re: 22RE/W56 Release bearing
« Reply #2 on: Jul 05, 2021, 11:00:21 PM »
Yeah, I'll admit to getting a bit old to be pushing transmissions into place (especially at 4wd heights).  I'll soak the bearing and see if things break free.




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