When you discover unusual noises on your Ford C-max you have a tendency to be troubled. Especially when you feel a noise coming from the release bearing of your Ford C-max. It is instantly assimilated to an engine problem and can therefore be serious. As we know that you do not take these problems lightly, we have chosen to make this content to support you locate the causes and free yourself from this concern as quickly as possible. To do this, we will first focus on the purpose and operation of the release bearing of your clutch, and in a second step we will look in detail at the different release bearing noises on Ford C-max and their origins.release-bearing-noise-ford-c-max

What is the task and operation of the release bearing on Ford C-max?

Task of the release bearing on Ford C-max

The release bearing of your Ford C-max has a fundamental purpose in the operation of your entire gearbox system. Indeed, its task is to liberate the gearbox from the rotation of the engine block via its action. This will allow you to shift gears. It is operated by the clutch pedal and then by the release fork, which, when it is activated, will press on the clutch and release the gearbox from engine rotation for you allow you to shift gears on your Ford C-max.

Function of release bearing Ford C-max

Let’s now look at the technical side, the release bearing is composed of two units, a first fixed part that slides only when the stop is pulled, or pushed (determined by its type) and finally a rotating part that is composed of a bearing that will allow it to stay in contact with the mechanism and follow its rotation.
There are two distinct sort of release bearing Ford C-max :

  • Pulled release bearing
  • It is the most unconventional of the two sort of release bearing . This one, in contrast to the hydraulic form, is operated by a mechanical pulling system that will release the clutch disc. In this case, the release bearing must be mechanically fixed to the mechanism.

  • Hydraulic release bearing
  • The hydraulic release bearing, although more complicated, is the form most used in contemporary automobiles. It is however more sophisticated than the pulled release bearing. Indeed, it will be composed of a hydraulic tube that will receive the pressure right from the clutch pedal.
    More conventional clutch stop

Release bearing noises Ford C-max and their origins

I feel a release bearing noise on Ford C-max each time I drive and it stops when I depress my clutch pedal

If you feel a noise from your gearbox, release bearing or clutch itself when your engine is running, but it ends when you press your clutch pedal, this noise often sounds like a bell noise, it is highly possible that your release bearing is the reason. Make sure that this noise stops when you disengage, in which case it is time to change the release bearing of your Ford C-max.

I feel a release bearing noise when my pedal is up and I feel jolts in my foot

If you feel too much or too little resistance when you press your clutch pedal, and it is associated with jolts that you can feel in your clutch pedal, then the stop/fork release/blades grouping is deteriorated. Indeed, this noise often comes from the broken fork that no longer allows the device to function normally.

I feel a grinding noise coming from the release bearing of my Ford C-max when I try to shift gears and they do not shift

This concern appears most often on models equipped with hydraulic release bearing. It is often related to a clutch pedal that has little or no resistance. If you are in this circumstance and you feel a grinding or cracking noise coming from the release bearing of your Ford C-max, then you probably have a leak coming from your release bearing. It must therefore be changed almost instantly or risk damaging your gearbox in addition to the clutch. If you have a noise coming from the gearbox of your Ford C-max and it’s not from your release bearing, check this article to have more informations.