When you detect unusual noises on your Vauxhall Corsa you commonly tend to be troubled. Especially when you feel a noise coming from the release bearing of your Vauxhall Corsa. It is instantly assimilated to an engine problem and can therefore be serious. As we know that you do not take these trouble lightly, we have chosen to write this content page to help you find the triggers and free yourself from this issues as quickly as possible. To do this, we will first concentrate 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 Vauxhall Corsa and their origins.release-bearing-noise-vauxhall-corsa

What is the task and operation of the release bearing on Vauxhall Corsa?

Function of the release bearing on Vauxhall Corsa

The release bearing of your Vauxhall Corsa 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 Vauxhall Corsa.

Objective of release bearing Vauxhall Corsa

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 (depending on 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 different sort of release bearing Vauxhall Corsa :

  • Pulled release bearing
  • It is the most unconventional of the two sort of release bearing . This one, contrary 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 technical, is the form most used in modern 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 immediately from the clutch pedal.
    More conventional clutch stop

Release bearing noises Vauxhall Corsa and their origins

I feel a release bearing noise on Vauxhall Corsa 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 stops 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 Vauxhall Corsa.

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 degraded. Indeed, this noise often comes from the broken fork that no longer allows the system to operate normally.

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

This issues shows up 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 Vauxhall Corsa, then you probably have a leak coming from your release bearing. It must therefore be swapped fairly quickly or risk damaging your gearbox in addition to the clutch. If you have a noise coming from the gearbox of your Vauxhall Corsa and it’s not from your release bearing, check this article to have more informations.