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What is a spigot bearing?

Spigot Bearing Defined
A spigot bearing, also called a pilot bearing, is a cylinder bearing that fits inside the crankshaft and supports the transmission input shaft.

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Also, what is a clutch spigot bearing?

Spigot Bearing & Freewheel Clutches The spigot bearing sits in the centre of the flywheel or crankshaft flange within the gearbox. When you press your clutch pedal, the spigot bearing absorbs the vibrations that occur as the crankshaft and input shaft rotate at different speeds.

Furthermore, how does a pilot bearing work? The pilot bearing/bushing supports and centres the transmission input shaft and clutch disc. When the clutch is disengaged, the pilot bearing/bushing allows the flywheel to maintain engine RPM while the input shaft is slowing down and stopping.

Moreover, what is a spigot shaft?

A spigot bearing clutch provides vital support to the front end of your car's gearbox input shaft. A spigot bearing clutch sits in the centre of the gearbox flywheel or crankshaft flange.

What noise does a clutch release bearing make?

The clutch release or throwout bearing depresses the pressure plate fingers, releasing the clutch. It contains a bearing that spins along with the spinning pressure plate as the clutch pedal is depressed. If this bearing is worn, a squealing or growling noise will be heard when applying the clutch pedal.

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