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misterclean2 04-07-2019 04:26 PM

Pilot bearing removal
 
Does anybody have any tricks to removing the pilot bearing outer race (All that is left). It is being very stubborn! Thanks in advance.

HAZCAT 04-07-2019 05:19 PM

Are you changing the pilot bearing? If so you don't have to remove the outer race...use the grease pack trick or bread and a deep socket or dowel rod to get the bearing out. Or you can get a puller at a parts store on loan....If you are doing something else have you already removed the bearing?

misterclean2 04-07-2019 05:51 PM

2000 Jeep wrangler doing clutch job. I have pulled the guts out of the bearing by using a sliding hammer puller. Have not tried the grease or bread method because it seems to be stuck too bad. I don't think any puller will work now since I have rounded the back of the race too much. Considering easy out, drilling it out, or sawing it in half.

mukluk 04-07-2019 09:56 PM

Use a punch and hammer to bend the race inwards so you can pry it out or grab it with some vice grips.

misterclean2 04-08-2019 12:20 AM

Thank you, I will try that.


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