(Image/The Mantic Clutch USA YouTube Channel)

If you’re doing any work in or around your clutch (or replacing it altogether), there’s a good chance you’ll come across a component called a throwout bearing, or more specifically a hydraulic throwout bearing.

As the folks over at Mantic Clutch point out though, there’s often some confusion as to what exactly a hydraulic throwout bearing does.

And since Mantic Clutch includes a new throwout bearing with each of its clutch kits, it made a good, four-minute video that’ll answer a lot of questions on throwout bearing design and operation.

Give it a watch and you’ll get a great demonstration of how a hydraulic throwout bearing works: