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Old 04-24-2004, 04:28 PM   #1
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removing the pilot bearing

what the best trick to remove this on my 93 3.0? tried the packing it with grease trick but i couldn't get it to work.
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You can use a slide hammer with fingers on the ends. I've always had better luck using thick mud(dirt and lil water)pack it full until it comes out the pilot opening, then take a bolt and grind down the threads just enuf so it fits in the pilot hole. Then wrap duct tape around the bolt about an inch up....lots of tape to act as a barrier to stop the mud from flying out while hammering on it.
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what the best trick to remove this on my 93 3.0? tried the packing it with grease trick but i couldn't get it to work.

You can also use toilet paper and water. Yes I know what you thinking, This guy is full of s@#t" but it works. Use small pieces of paper and dunk them in acup of water. Push the water logged piece into the center hole in the bearing. When you can't push any more in with your fingers use a 3/8" extension and a hammer to push in some more. It will take about a 1/4 of the roll. The paper holds the water and the water acts like a hydralic press when you tap on it with the extension. The cool thing about this is when you done the only mess you have is dried TP.

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I used the grease trick on mine, you just have to get enough grease in there and use a bar that's almost the same size as the hole.
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what the best trick to remove this on my 93 3.0? tried the packing it with grease trick but i couldn't get it to work.
The old grease trick has always done it for me. Used one of the trans mounting bolts, perfect fit.
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None of the above worked for mine it had disentigrated so all that was left in the crank was the bearing race.
To remove it I had to notch it in a few spots with a dremel to remove it in peices. It did come out but was very time consuming.
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What about a pilot bearing removal tool? They are made specifically for this type of bearing and they work well. There is a good chance you can rent/borrow one from one of the chain parts stores.
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wet newspaper "tool"

I can't remember where I heard about this, but wet newspaper is an excellent way to remove the pilot bearing. Just like Tallboy's toilet paper suggestion (and grease), It is a hydraulic method, but MUCH cleaner. The newspaper is a little more durable and easier to handle that TP. It turns into a tight waterlogged cellulose plug and eases the bearing out evenly and quickly. Make newspaper strips a few inches wide get a bowl of water. One by one, get them wet and stuff 'em in there. I used a bolt that jest barely fit through and a mallet to pack it. This is MUCH easier to clean up than grease.

Just keep going and going. This is a ten minute job, and foolproof!!
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pilot bearing removal

best to use pilot bearing puller,you can probably get a loaner at a parts place.i have my own as i used to do clutches and trannys on a daily basis.nothing like having the right tool for the job.
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better than buying a puller, for occasional use...

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best to use pilot bearing puller,you can probably get a loaner at a parts place.i have my own as i used to do clutches and trannys on a daily basis.nothing like having the right tool for the job.
I suppose if you all ready bought a puller, use it. But most people do not have to do this more than once in a while. And besides, packing the recess with wet newspaper is remarkably simple, easy, and effective. I would still do it this way if I had to do it many times a year. You can get MASSSIVE force behind the bearing with less effort by swinging a mallet on a hydraulic plug. These bearings can be really hard to pull, but the hydraulic method pushes evenly on the entire inner surface, which is why it is so incredibly easy (and essentially free). I even cleans out the recess!

I understand the need to have tools in a professional shop, but I will never spend money or waste space in the tool box for a pilot bearing puller after learning this trick. This simple solution is just plain better for do it yourself mechanics, and people out there deserve to know!

When you don't have a special tool, it is amazing how it stimulates creative thinking! No need to go spend money with such an effective and simple solution all ready established. Really, I think everyone has a hammer or mallet, water, a bolt or post of some sort, and get newspaper adds in the mail.

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