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A few years ago I installed the TSK1 Snout Repair Kit on my 1999 Impreza L. Well its time to replace the clutch again and the throwout bearing that came with my exedy clutch kit does not fit over the snout repair sleeve. Where can I get a new throwout bearing? Google just comes up with links for the whole kit, I can't find where to get just the throwout bearing.
 

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A few years ago I installed the TSK1 Snout Repair Kiton my 1999 Impreza L. Well its time to replace the clutch again and the throwout bearing that came with my exedy clutch kit does not fit over the snout repair sleeve. Where can I get a new throwout bearing? Google just comes up with links for the whole kit, I can't find where to get just the throwout bearing.
You have to get the whole kit. Subaru, in their infinite wisdom, no longer sells the oversized bearing by itself (and hasn't for years). You are left with few options:

- Remove the quill from the transmission snout and install the clutch
- Buy a new snout kit and use the bearing
- Buy a clutch kit that has the oversized bearing. They do exist, but they are often hard to get a hold of (and I haven't seen one from Exedy).
 

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You have to get the whole kit. Subaru, in their infinite wisdom, no longer sells the oversized bearing by itself (and hasn't for years). You are left with few options:

- Remove the quill from the transmission snout and install the clutch
- Buy a new snout kit and use the bearing
- Buy a clutch kit that has the oversized bearing. They do exist, but they are often hard to get a hold of (and I haven't seen one from Exedy).
Hmm. Maybe I'll just take off the snout kit. The input shaft was fine when I installed it. It wasn't in need of repair installing the kit was more precautionary then anything. I remember the kit came with a sticker that listed a part number for a new throwout bear, I stuck it inside the bellhousing of my trans but it must have come off. Anyone have that part number? or was that for the oversized bearing Subaru no longer sells.

Or maybe I just reuse my old throwout bearing, that clutch was only on there for two years, so maybe it'll be fine to reuse.
 

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actually....it's a Toyota bearing...if you call the guy that makes the kit he will sell you just the bearing....or tell you which one to get. Actually the part number came on a sticker that came with mine....kinda wish I kept it....
PDM USA
877-736-2775
 

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I haven't confirmed this yet but I think I've found a Toyota part number that fits. The part number is 614147, it from a host of mid 80's through 90's Toyota Camry's Corrolla's Celica's and MR-2's. I think these cars mostly use 4AGE engine, and I suspect the same or similar transaxle.
 

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Did some more digging on this, the part number I listed above is not an OEM part number, the OEM Toyota part numbers that match that after market part are 3123032010, 3123032011, 3123032020, 3123032030.
 

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Did anyone figure this out?? I am stuck and can't call the guy until tomorrow anyone find the exact bearing it is ?? Thanks in advance
 

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Its funny how the company was claiming how easy it would be to get a replacement bearing at any auto parts store when they were pushing these kits. I hope you can get the correct part number, seems strange there are no solid answers.
 

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So I called and the bearing is $50 from him and him only because they custom fit them to the sleeve
 

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This thread was of immense help to me in research so here's your answer. Hopefully it catches you in time.

Toyota part number 31230-32020 led me to another number (possibly superceded, I don't know), which was 31230-32100-77. This part fits over the repair sleeve in the TSK1 perfectly and visually matches the bearing surface, outer diameter and mounting clips of the TSK1 bearing. In other words, on the bench it's a perfect match.

Unfortunately I do not have an actual performance test because the TSK1 bearing is already in and the transmission reinstalled, but as the Magic 8-Ball would say, "Signs Point to Yes".

My information say this lists at Toyota for about $65, I can purchase it through an independent parts supplier wholesale for $26. In my corner of the world either one beats the pants off of $150.
 

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This thread was of immense help to me in research so here's your answer. Hopefully it catches you in time.

Toyota part number 31230-32020 led me to another number (possibly superceded, I don't know), which was 31230-32100-77. This part fits over the repair sleeve in the TSK1 perfectly and visually matches the bearing surface, outer diameter and mounting clips of the TSK1 bearing. In other words, on the bench it's a perfect match.

Unfortunately I do not have an actual performance test because the TSK1 bearing is already in and the transmission reinstalled, but as the Magic 8-Ball would say, "Signs Point to Yes".

My information say this lists at Toyota for about $65, I can purchase it through an independent parts supplier wholesale for $26. In my corner of the world either one beats the pants off of $150.
Thanks for this info. I just ordered one of eBay for $37 shipped.
 

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Yeah I saw both of those, but for a part the requires pulling either the engine or the trans to replace if it fails I decided to pay a little more for toyota oem over auto parts store brands or a brand I've never heard of.
I've used one of those. I can't remember which one though and it still hasn't failed. It has about 50,000 miles on it. I think it was the National that I bought but I'm not 100% sure.
 
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