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Old 04-06-2013, 10:43 PM   #1
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Default What's behind the piloit bearing?

Doing a clutch job on a '96 hardbody & had a problem extracting the piloit bearing. I ended up chiseling out the old one & then installed the new one. However, I noticed that I must have nicked the plug or whatever it is at the back. I looked very closely and I'm not sure if I actually put a minute hole in it or not. A little concerned as this maybe some kind of oil gallery plug. What is it? And how difficult is it to replace?
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Doing a clutch job on a '96 hardbody & had a problem extracting the piloit bearing. I ended up chiseling out the old one & then installed the new one. However, I noticed that I must have nicked the plug or whatever it is at the back. I looked very closely and I'm not sure if I actually put a minute hole in it or not. A little concerned as this maybe some kind of oil gallery plug. What is it? And how difficult is it to replace?
That is the end of your crankshaft and should not be a problem.
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To remove the pilot bushing, just pack the cavity behind it full of grease. Then stuff a long 5/8" bolt in the hole, and wail on the bolt with a hammer.

The hammer force cannot compress the grease, so the force is transmitted hydraulically to the bushing and forces the bushing out. You may need to pack more grease in to fully remove the bushing.
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I even heard of people using bread, thanks again!
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......Or you could just use a pilot bearing puller.
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