Release or Throw-Out Bearing for all air-cooled Volkswagen models from 1971 through 1979, made by Sachs ZF. After years of experience, we can
find no reason to use any cheap Brazilian, Chinese or Indian brands. When you consider the cost of taking out an engine to replace one cheap
bearing, it just doesn't make sense to use anything other than quality European made Clutch Release Bearings. This throw out bearing fits 1971
through 1977 Standard Beetle, 1971 through 1979 Super Beetle, 1970 through 1974 Karmann Ghia, 1971 through 1979 Type 2 Bus, 1971 through 1973
Type 3s (Square, Fast, and Notchbacks), 1973 to 1974 Thing, 1980 through 1991 Vanagon and 1986 through 1991 Syncro.
Clutch components (like most things nowadays) are made around the world, by various manufacturers. A German clutch component comes from a German manufacturing company that may have numerous factories around the globe. Regardless of where the part is made, if it is labeled as a German part, it comes from a German company that has manufactured that component at a facility that is owned by them, and it is made to their high standards of quality and fitment.
California Prop 65 Warning:
Please Note:The information listed below is for stock, unmodified VW's manufactured for sale in the US. VW's are commonly modified and very often parts from another year VW may have been installed on your car. California Pacific JBugs is not responsible for any errors if your car has been modified in any way.
Not sure what throw out bearing you need for your transmission?
It's possible your transmission is not original to your vehicle. Check for the guide sleeve (found on late models), and check what style throw-out bearing clips your bearing uses.
If your throw out bearing has rollers on the side your vehicle is using an early-style throw-out bearing. If the throw out bearing has flat tabs on the sides then your vehicle is using a late-style throw-out bearing.