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Old 10-16-2010, 04:24 PM
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Default pilot bearing removal

hi all, my 2.3 has a pilot bearing that is basically gone all that is left is the outer shell with little or no lip left. I don't have a slide hammer that small to try to pull it, any ideas??
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Old 10-17-2010, 04:08 AM
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Default Re: pilot bearing removal

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hi all, my 2.3 has a pilot bearing that is basically gone all that is left is the outer shell with little or no lip left. I don't have a slide hammer that small to try to pull it, any ideas??
supposedly you can fill the cavity with grease and then shove something into the hole it forces the grease to act like an hydraulic press and pushes the bearing out........
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:31 AM
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Default Re: pilot bearing removal

I know this is an old post but I had the same problem.

I have a 93 2.3l with the bearing in the crankshaft.

I tried to rent a pilot bearing puller at O'Reilleys/Kragens but it was too large to fit into the 2.3 bearing.

I tried the grease and bolt and it didn't work and I tried to colapse the outer shell and all I did was break off the outer flange and scar up the crank.

I went online and harbor freight had a puller set for 50.00 Slide Hammer and Bearing Puller Set Item #95987 http://www.harborfreight.com/blind-h...ler-95987.html and I was going to have to order it online when I happened to go to my local Autozone and they had the samething for rent only there it was called OEM/Blind Hole Puller Set http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...er=391362_0_0_


It was 171.00 deposit to get it (you get it all back- no cost to rent the tool) and even as messed up as mine was I was able to use the second size and put it all the way through the bearing expand it all the way, 2 slides of the hammer and it was out.

I worked on that thing for 4 hrs yesterday and today with the right tool it took me 5 min.

Like they always say it all comes down to the right tool for the job.


Hope this helps the next person down the line.
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:46 AM
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Default Re: pilot bearing removal

I was about to suggest the same thing.
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:32 PM
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Default Re: pilot bearing removal

certainly helps me... was n the midle of replacing my clutch and slave. my pilot is toast, was gunna try to rig something now i wont even waste my time!!
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