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Old 02-03-2006, 10:32 PM   #1
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Default Quill Bearing?

Has anyone ever heard of a quill bearing? Had my SL2 into the dealer for a new clutch (WAY overpriced-but had no option). During the installation, they replaced the throw out(?) bearing, said it looked like it had been hitting or touching the quill bearing, loosened it slightly, and suggested replacing it at $450. Mechanic said he'd never seen it happen before. Sounded like a rip-off. Any thoughts?

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Old 02-03-2006, 10:41 PM   #2
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Default Re: Quill Bearing?

Replacing the quill bearing requires removing and disassembling the transaxle as the bearing must be PRESSED into the bellhousing end of the transaxle. I personally do not see how the throwout bearing could make contact with the cone shaped seal housing, unless the throwout bearing was in horrible shape when it was replaced. My bottom line on the quill bearing seal is that if it is not currently LEAKING, leave it be. IF however, it IS leaking, then YES, it MUST be replaced or it will contaminate the new clutch disk causing the new clutch to fail.

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Old 02-03-2006, 10:42 PM   #3
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Default Re: Quill Bearing?

The quill bearing is actually the bearing and seal that the tranny input shaft goes thru on the bell side of the trans. I have seen a few go bad at my shop. More common with 97-2002 S-cars. Its obvious when they go bad, fluid leaks out into the bell housing area and sometimes saturates the clutch. Yes, it involves disassembling the trans case.

The problem isn't the clutch hitting the quill bearing, its the quill seal just leaks, usually. If your clutch broke apart or came loose it is possible it was hit, but usually they just leak thru the seal.

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Old 02-03-2006, 11:29 PM   #4
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Has anyone ever heard of a quill bearing?
The quill bearing is in the large black hole on the middle right of the picture below (where the input shaft sits)...

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Old 02-04-2006, 12:30 PM   #5
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Default Re: Quill Bearing?

Thanks for the advice. Wolfman, as in many of your posts that I have read, you seem to have hit the matter right on the head. The info you gave was almost exactly what they told me. They did say the throwout bearing was in bad shape, but the quill bearing was not leaking, so I decided not to replace it. Hope it works! Thanks again.

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