Define Clutch Release Bearing
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It is a bearing used between rotating parts.
Clutch release bearings apart from supporting the clutch shaft also supports the axial load produced by the clutch.
In modern gearbox, gears are of helical type to provide smooth and quiet operation. However, it also produces axial thrust which is accomodated by using these clutch release bearings that absorb such axial thrusts. Such bearings are also known as throw-out bearings.