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Phoenix Friction Technical Bulletin


Problem: Installation of Release Bearing and Sleeve

Clutch Kits Affected: 07-069, 07-078, 07-090

These vehicles with the MTX transmissions were originally equipped with an aluminum bearing retainer.

The retainer is prone to severe wear, causing binding and misalignment. A redesigned release bearing and a stamped steel sleeve is available to renew the sliding surface of the bearing retainer (see diagram).

These parts are available by adding a “S” to the kit part number (i.e. 07-069S) or by ordering separately as N8098SA (bearing) and CRP115 (sleeve). This fix eliminates the need to replace the entire front transmission housing. The new release bearing has a larger inside diameter to accommodate the larger outside diameter of the repair sleeve. The replacement bearing and repair sleeve should be used only as a set.