When you find out about unusual noises on your Ford C Max you tend to worry. Specifically when you feel a noise coming from the release bearing of your Ford C Max. It is directly assimilated to an engine trouble and can therefore be serious. As we know that you do not take these trouble lightly, we have decided to create this content to help you locate the causes and free yourself from this matter as quickly as possible. To do this, we will first concentrate on the function 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.
What is the task and operation of the release bearing on Ford C Max?
Purpose of the release bearing on Ford C Max
The release bearing of your Ford C Max has a major function 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.
Objective 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 (according to 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
- Hydraulic release bearing
It is the most unconventional of the two sort of release bearing . This one, compared with the hydraulic version, 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.
The hydraulic release bearing, although more technical, is the kind most used in contemporary vehicles. It is however more complicated than the pulled release bearing. Indeed, it will be composed of a hydraulic tube that will receive the pressure straight 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 when 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 plausible that your release bearing is the reason. Make sure that this noise stops when you disengage, in which situation 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 linked 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 work 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 matter arises most often on models equipped with hydraulic release bearing. It is often linked 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 swapped as soon as possible 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.