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Putting in a new clutch and clutch release bearing, and am wondering if I need to put the retaining ring in that came with the new clutch release bearing? When I took off the old release bearing, a ring did come off from somewhere, but I did not see where it was because it was so dirty.
The reason I ask is because my Haynes manual did not even mention a ring, so I was surprised to see one come off. And my manual does not say to reinstall the ring when installing the release bearing. I did get a newer Haynes manual at the library and looked through a bunch of Chilton, etc manuals. The newer Haynes manual says to remove the retaining ring on 97 and newer models, but says nothing about putting it back in when reinstalling. So, I am not certain if I need to put a new retaining ring in with the new release bearing.
Thanks. I had to run an errand this morning so I stopped at the nearest parts store and they had a slave that came with the bearing for $50. We do have NAPA in town, but I fear to see what their prices are. I know they have good quality parts, but the economy has not been kind to me. Is Advance Auto an online retailer because I have never seen them here in the northwest?
Since I already have the bearing I got with my clutch kit maybe I can find a slave unit without it for a little cheaper. Or am I just asking for trouble?
When you replace a slave does that make for more of a headache to bleed the system?
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