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Im trying to change out my clutch,flywheel,pressure plate, pilot bearing and im stuck at the pilot bearing. i cannot get it out. i tried packing it with wet paper and hammering it out, tried using the pilot bearing tool from advanced auto parts and that thing doesnt work. Now im trying to dremel it out. I only got that far V until my last dremel bit broke. should i continue to grind it?
 

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Hit it with a bit of heat, the bush is made from brass so it should shrink quickly.
It should just slide out but it looks like your attempts to dremel it out may stop it coming out.
 
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Hit it with a bit of heat, the bush is made from brass so it should shrink quickly.
It should just slide out but it looks like your attempts to dremel it out may stop it coming out.
the old one was difficult to get out too. and the new one (the one im taking out now) went in a little difficult too. i had to tap it in a little harder. i had to dremel the old one out too. if i continue to dremel it should eventually break or crack right? i could get it close and hit it with a flathead screw driver and a hammer?
 

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Yes

It's the only way, I have ever been able to remove a pilot bearing,
is to dremel it out. People have told me to fill it with grease and take
a tight fitting punch and hydraulic it out, but all I ever got was a face
full of grease. I think I use a little bigger bit, and I try to slightly
cup it out, moving the bit back and forth so it wont chatter, it saves
the bits. I make 2 grooves 180 deg. apart then collapse it.
Pilot bearings are a *****, also you may find you will have to ream
the hole after you tap it in. The press fit can collapse the clearance
and make it too tight.

They do take a lot of patience, be careful and use eye protection.
 
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It's the only way, I have ever been able to remove a pilot bearing,
is to dremel it out. People have told me to fill it with grease and take
a tight fitting punch and hydraulic it out, but all I ever got was a face
full of grease. I think I use a little bigger bit, and I try to slightly
cup it out, moving the bit back and forth so it wont chatter, it saves
the bits. I make 2 grooves 180 deg. apart then collapse it.
Pilot bearings are a *****, also you may find you will have to ream
the hole after you tap it in. The press fit can collapse the clearance
and make it too tight.

They do take a lot of patience, be careful and use eye protection.
i went and got two more dremel grinding bits and got it out. what do you mean by ream the hole?
 

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When I install a pilot bearing, I try my best to tap it in as square as I
can, so it won't get cocked. I use a piece of metal the same size as
the o.d. as the bearing, staying away from the pilot hole. If you hit
hard next to the hold, you can distort it. I don't know exactly what
the press fit is, but it does take a lot of force to drive them in.
I have found that after driving them in the press fit seems to collapse
the hole enough to make it tight on the journal. In the past I've
reamed the hole with a drill a couple of thousands over the pilot
shaft size, you may not need to do this, it just made me feel more
comfortable.

Fill the hole with grease when assembling

Good luck.
 
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