When you identify unusual noises on your Ford Kuga you tend to worry. Specifically when you experience a noise coming from the release bearing of your Ford Kuga. It is immediately assimilated to an engine issue and can therefore be serious. As we know that you do not take these concerns lightly, we have decided to write this content to support you locate the triggers and free yourself from this issues as quickly as possible. To do this, we will first focus on the role 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 Kuga and their sources.release-bearing-noise-ford-kuga

What is the task and operation of the release bearing on Ford Kuga?

Task of the release bearing on Ford Kuga

The release bearing of your Ford Kuga has a fundamental role in the operation of your entire gearbox system. In fact, its mission is to liberate the gearbox from the rotation of the engine block via its action. This will allow you to shift gears. It is controlled 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 Kuga.

Objective of release bearing Ford Kuga

Let’s now look at the technical side, the release bearing is composed of two parts, 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 Kuga :

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

  • Hydraulic release bearing
  • The hydraulic release bearing, although more complex, is the version most used in modern vehicles. It is however more sophisticated than the pulled release bearing. In fact, 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 Kuga and their sources

I experience a release bearing noise on Ford Kuga every time I drive and it stops when I release my clutch pedal

If you experience 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 circumstance it is time to replace the release bearing of your Ford Kuga.

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

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

I experience a grinding noise coming from the release bearing of my Ford Kuga when I try to shift gears and they do not shift

This issues happens 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 Kuga, then you probably have a leak coming from your release bearing. It must therefore be replaced promptly or risk damaging your gearbox in addition to the clutch. If you have a noise coming from the gearbox of your Ford Kuga and it’s not from your release bearing, check this article to have more informations.