When you locate unusual noises on your GMC Canyon you have a tendency to be anxious. Specifically when you feel a noise coming from the release bearing of your GMC Canyon. It is instantly assimilated to an engine trouble and can therefore be serious. As we know that you do not take these concerns lightly, we have decided to write this document to help you locate the triggers and free yourself from this concern as quickly as possible. To do this, we will first focus 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 GMC Canyon and their sources.release-bearing-noise-gmc-canyon

What is the function and operation of the release bearing on GMC Canyon?

Purpose of the release bearing on GMC Canyon

The release bearing of your GMC Canyon has a fundamental function in the operation of your entire gearbox system. In fact, 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 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 GMC Canyon.

Function of release bearing GMC Canyon

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 (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 GMC Canyon :

  • Pulled release bearing
  • It is the most unconventional of the two sort of release bearing . This one, in contrast to the hydraulic style, 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 complicated, is the kind most used in modern cars. It is however more elaborate than the pulled release bearing. In fact, it will be composed of a hydraulic tube that will receive the pressure immediately from the clutch pedal.
    More conventional clutch stop

Release bearing noises GMC Canyon and their sources

I feel a release bearing noise on GMC Canyon every 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 ceases 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 case it is time to swap the release bearing of your GMC Canyon.

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 connected with jolts that you can feel in your clutch pedal, then the stop/fork release/blades grouping is damaged. In fact, this noise often comes from the broken fork that no longer allows the device to run normally.

I feel a grinding noise coming from the release bearing of my GMC Canyon when I try to shift gears and they do not shift

This concern happens most often on models equipped with hydraulic release bearing. It is often associated with 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 GMC Canyon, then you probably have a leak coming from your release bearing. It must therefore be swapped promptly or risk damaging your gearbox in addition to the clutch. If you have a noise coming from the gearbox of your GMC Canyon and it’s not from your release bearing, check this article to have more informations.