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Old 10-17-2014, 11:08 AM   #1
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Help with pilot bearing removal

Ive tried the slide hammer with puller. Ive tried the bread trick. And ive tried the wet paper trick. Is there a certain technique or something to get the pilot bearing out? Its in my 98 gt. Motor is still in the car. Transmission has been removed.. Any & all help is always much appreciated. Thank you
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Old 10-17-2014, 11:35 AM   #2
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Have you tried the grease trick?

I've had to chisel them out, in the past.
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I had to take a small die grinder with a smaller cut of wheel and cut it then hammer/chisel it out none of the "tricks" ever seem to work for me either if you dont have a high end puller then ur pretty much screwed unless u get lucky or cut it like i did but thats risky because thats ur crank so you gotta be super careful


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Yea i tried the grease trick. I think im gonna try the chisel way. I already broke one of the fingers off of the slide hammer puller
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How did u chisel it out? And with what?
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What i did was took my cutting wheel and cut the center part of the bearing out then the outer race part was left i cut that being careful not to hit the crank (slow and steady does it) just cut a slot on one or each side then take a chisel and hammer and chisle it in pretty much collapsing it in on itself then just took pliers and pulled it out , i slightly nick'd the crank but it didnt do any damage to it and if u slip with the chisle just take a small file and clean it up to where it's smooth and thats it no more then what's necessary ( i didnt have to when i did mine but thats what i woulda done)


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