Bell Housing

  • The bell housing is located near the back end of your engine. It houses several components including the flywheel, clutch, and universal joint.
  • The bell housing is a metal cover that encloses the flywheel and clutch assembly on a manual transmission-equipped vehicle.
  • It is bolted to the engine block and contains the clutch mechanism. The bell housing is also used to mount the starter motor on the engine
  • Its function is to protect the clutch and flywheel from dirt and debris while also keeping them in place.
  • The bell housing aligns and supports the engine and transmission. Misalignment will damage the transmission, torque converter, and flex plate – leading to a much more costly eventual repair.