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fseventy
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7/07/2006
11:39:15

Subject: What's up with the pilot bearing?
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I just purchased a rebuilt 3.9 and have started swapping parts. I'm replacing the clutch at the same time. I go to install the pilot bearing in the back of the crank and there appears to be missing an insert that locates the pilot bearing. This insert appears to be about 2.5 in OD, about .75 to 1 in thick and locates the pilot bearing. I can't figure out how to pull it from the old engine and the local stealership has no idea what I'm talking about so they can't sell me one. I remember seeing a thread on some board somewhere where someone talked about having to buy an adapter when he swapped an auto trans for a manual.

Anybody help me out?




fseventy
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7/07/2006
12:24:40

RE: What's up with the pilot bearing?
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Figured it out. The stealership had a jackass on the phone. It's part number 5300-9180-AB if anyone is interested. I believe the insert comes with the pilot bearing already pressed in for about $13.



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7/07/2006
22:09:03

RE: What's up with the pilot bearing?
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You simply get a bolt(threads cut off or a pin that fits in the hole real nice. If tight, sand it down till it fits nicely by hand. Fill the hole with the thickest grease available to you. Set the bolt/pin in the hole and strike it with a hammer. Hydralic action will push it out. Nothing to it

So many problems .... So little time



vern
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7/08/2006
09:11:21

RE: What's up with the pilot bearing?
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obio3-that won,t work on these pilot bearings,there not like to old style bearings,your lucky if you can remove them with a puller thats made to remove them

i drilled several holes in one and broke it with a chilsel to remove, the other i threaded and screwed a bolt in as a puller

both ways makes the bearing useless for reuse



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7/08/2006
15:16:29

RE: What's up with the pilot bearing?
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Figures lol. I forgot to mention taping it. Should have looked in my book.



Scott C
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7/08/2006
20:18:15

RE: What's up with the pilot bearing?
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yeah you'll wear more grease then what you want to by doing that, you'll grease yourself befor that thing pops out.... i just use a puller and it comes out with ease.... worst case is you might need to add alittle heat if it wont budge with the puller....

Scott C
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7/09/2006
21:30:57

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How come they never have those problems on the TV shows?


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Scott C
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7/09/2006
22:02:11

RE: What's up with the pilot bearing?
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come on.... everyone knows the shows are edited to make everything look easy coming apart.... if they didnt a 30min show would be 2 hours on tv.... just as well call it a movie...

Scott C
Royal Auto



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11/10/2018
12:05:31

RE: What's up with the pilot bearing?
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how much clearance between trans input shaft and
crank shaft pilot bearing?



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