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Unread 07-02-2009, 12:15 AM   #1
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pilot bushing

so i have to change my pilot bushing on my 304 to bolt up to my t18
my only prob is getting the old one out any ideas?

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Unread 07-02-2009, 06:02 AM   #2
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This is the puller I have, need a slide hammer to use it...


AutoZone and O'reilly's normally lend them out for a deposit..


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Unread 07-02-2009, 06:21 AM   #3
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Try the old grease trick.

Completely fill the void behind the bushing with bearing grease.

Then, find something that will fit inside the bushing pretty snugly ( a piece of roundbar, the large end of a socket extension, etc.).

Place this item into the hole of the bushing, and give it a smack, with a ball peen hammer.

If grease squirts out around your round piece, it's too small (in diameter).

The hydraulic action will usually push the bushing out of the hole. You may have to repeat this a few times.

Is the t-18 a new install for you, or are you re-installing it?

The reason I ask, is because when I swapped a t-18 into my jeep, I had to switch from a tube type pilot bushing, to a disc type pilot bushing.

You may, or may not have to, depending on how long your t-18 input shaft is.

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Unread 07-02-2009, 10:13 AM   #4
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ya i have to it wont fit in
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Unread 07-03-2009, 12:42 PM   #5
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i couldent get the puller in to it either but the puller has like 2 little hooks on the end try to put one side in first then the other side of the puller into it thats how i got mine in
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