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pilot bearing puller, long winded


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I noticed a bunch of clutch/tranny posts lately and I just

thought I'd post a trick I used to pull the pilot bearing out of

the crank, find a socket that fits into the hole in the bearing, it

should slide in, not jam, fill the hole with grease, then take

your socket and a short extension and tap the socket in, the

grease will force the bearing out, mine had never been

replaced and it came out easily, this also works for the

alignment bearing in the forward end of your driveshaft and

pretty much any bearing set into a blind hole, sorry if this post

is redundant but I am always looking for easier/cheaper ways

to do stuff, enjoy !

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I have heard of the trick many times but have never been able to make it work. Last pilot bearing I pulled wouldn't come out even with a puller and eventually had to be cut out with a die grinder. Would like to hear from others who have successfully or unsuccessfully used the grease method.

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i tried the grease method as well. just made a mess. i ended up finding a hex bot and grinding the corners off of it so that it just fit in the pilot bearing. the bolt was about 2 inches long. i put a nut on the end of the bolt. i found another bolt that would fit in the remaining space of the pilot bearing hole. now with both bolts in, the grinded down hex head fit snug and i used a block of wood and prybar and it slid out.

wish i tried this first. took less than 5 minutes of the total 3 days it took me to get the pilot bearing out.

alex.

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So it can't build up pressure behind it anyway. I've heard of others having success with the grease method though, that's why I tried it. Maybe its just a user problem..

Dan

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I used the same method to pull the spacer that the needle

bearing was pressed into, then I installed the regular sealed

ball bearing, which is really a better design than having the

input shaft rotate on open needle bearings. good on ya all for

trying anyhow, sorry for the mess that most experienced,

maybe working in a cold garage made my grease that much

more solid and effective, cheers

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