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Unread 06-01-2005, 07:01 PM   #1
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CJ 5 pilot bushing

hey doeses anyone know how far the pilot busing for a 1974 jeep cj 5 should stick out from the flywheel?? I thought it went in flush but the hole to put it in curves to a point and would cause the bushing to crush in at the back.

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Unread 06-02-2005, 07:27 AM   #2
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It should be flush. There isn't any of the old one (or it's predecessor) left in the hole. Mine also had a felt disks in the back of the hole.
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Unread 06-02-2005, 01:40 PM   #3
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by pressing the bushing in flush that caused the rear of it to colapse because the hold does not have the same diamater for the length of the bushing, it gets smaller as the back and then comes to a point. I bought a new bushing and i dont want to ruin in one, I can push it in with a quarter of an inch sticking out? I dont know why its like this, possibly the guy who did this rebuild used different parts from differnt years i dont know, Should i grind the bushing down that quarter of an inch so it can go in flush without caving in??
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Unread 06-02-2005, 01:42 PM   #4
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o yea and those felt disks i looked up and those are called the "lubrication wicks" i dont have those, is it completley nessairy to have them? could i just use a little piece of felt and cover it with grease? thanks
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Unread 06-03-2005, 07:08 AM   #5
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The risk you run by not shortening it (1) without support a bronze bearing can be a bit fragile and may crack & (2) it may keep your transmission input shaft from going in far enough. Measure the depth where the bushing fits and cut the bushing off so it ends up flush. Put some grease (not too much) up in the bushing before installing the transmission and you should be OK without the felt disk.
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