Pilot bearing out

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Mulcheese
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Pilot bearing out

Post by Mulcheese » Sat May 26, 2012 11:18 am

I have the flywheel off and am replacing seals.........

What is a good trick to get the pilot bearing out?
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Re: Pilot bearing out

Post by Amskeptic » Sat May 26, 2012 4:06 pm

Mulcheese wrote:I have the flywheel off and am replacing seals.........

What is a good trick to get the pilot bearing out?
Technical Forum protocol demands that you tell us which vehicle and engine we are speaking of.
The '82 Vanagon in your signature?

A pilot bearing puller/slide hammer is your best bet, available at AutoZone for free rental. Use a hardwood to protect the flywheel from the "pressers". It lets go with a sharp report, so don't be nervous.
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Re: Pilot bearing out

Post by SlowLane » Sat May 26, 2012 11:22 pm

I found that a Lisle hydraulic valve lifter puller (PN 13750) worked just great for pulling the pilot bearing in my '81. The diameter of the business end of the tool is just small enough to fit inside the bearing when fully compressed.

Judging from a Google seach for that part number, though, Lisle may have discontinued production of that tool. Shame.
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Re: Pilot bearing out

Post by Mulcheese » Sun May 27, 2012 6:28 am

I actually remembered after I had posted that I had a slide hammer tucked away. 3 pulls and pop.
Amskeptic wrote: Technical Forum protocol demands that you tell us which vehicle and engine we are speaking of.
The '82 Vanagon in your signature?
Will next time.
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