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post #1 of 8 Old 06-20-2021, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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Two Pilot bearings?

So I'm changing the clutch, flywheel, etc etc on my 2004 TJ with a 5-speed. The Luk clutch kit came with a new pilot bearing so I figured I would change that too except there was two I pulled out. At least I think it's two pilot bearings. Is this right? There is suppose to be two or did I screw up and pull something out that I shouldn't have? First time doing it.

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post #2 of 8 Old 06-20-2021, 09:39 PM
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Should only be one and the proper length

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Should only be one and the proper length
Thanks! That's what I was thinking since all the videos show only one. I assume the former owner hammered two in but why?
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I assume the former owner hammered two in but why?
The pilot bearing wasn't able to do it's job and needed a co-pilot.
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The pilot bearing wasn't able to do it's job and needed a co-pilot.

hahahahahahaha, a co-pilot bearing
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hahahahahahaha, a co-pilot bearing
They probably couldn't figure out how to get the old one out so they just pounded the new one in. The crank needless to say is deep enough to accept two. The trans main shaft was using only the one bearing closest to the end.
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A word of caution (from personal experience) - on my 2004 Rubicon, the pilot bearing is NOT supposed to look like this. If it did, it’s possible that someone added the second pilot bearing to make up the difference in depth.




It SHOULD look like this:



That little “oversight” cost me a second removal and reinstall of the transmission…


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post #8 of 8 Old 06-22-2021, 09:56 AM
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They probably couldn't figure out how to get the old one out so they just pounded the new one in.
That was my bet, it takes a bit of proper technique to get the old bearing out. I used a blind bearing puller but others pack the area with grease and use a dowel or similar tool to push it out hydraulically.

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