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Is this clutch release bearing ?

Hi all,

I have a clutch related problem that has taken a while to surface.

Some time ago, first thing in the morning, the clutch went limp and then felt like it was grinding through the pedal. This lasted all of 5 minutes in my journey and had diappeared on the return journey.

After this, starting from 3 months ago, I had noticed clutch judder, more so when car warmed up. Not too major, but a little annoying.

Then, this morning, I had the limp pedal for a little and then the grinding thing again. You can feel the vibrations through the pedal, even only when resting on it, and you can easily tell the vibrations increase with engine revs. The limp pedal was only at the beginning of the journey.

Is this likely to be the release bearing going ? I don't seem to have any noises.

If so, I assume it is a dropped sub frame, and new clutch while we're at it ?

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not expert of this...but i think best bet is buying and fit a new clutch kit
i have just had my replaced while i had engine swap and you wont beleive how bad my old clutch was even know that car was running ok!!!!
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Release bearings stick. Itr is usually a sign that the clutch is on its way out though (The bearing is travelling accross areas that were previously untouched so rust and cack can foul it's travel). You have to take the gearbox off anyway so you might as well change the whole clutch.
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how many miles ? what gearbox ? selespeed manual ?
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