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Velocity0
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From: Burnaby, BC Canada
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 09-11-2004 04:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Velocity0   Click Here to Email Velocity0     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm about to Flip.
Does anyone have any hidden tricks to get a stuck pilot bearing out?
packing it with grease and hydraulicing it out doesn't work.
Even a bearing puller isn't doing it.
It's like it has become one with the crankshaft.
I"m about ready to start cutting it out.
Has anyone had one this stuck before?

EDIT:

never mind. I got it out. Had to cut it.
Looks like the previous person put some sort of glue on it.

[This message has been edited by Velocity0 (edited 09-11-2004).]

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GTRocks
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posted 09-12-2004 08:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTRocks   Click Here to Email GTRocks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There's a special tool for that job. I think it's called a slide hammer. You can "borrow" them from AutoZone.

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Daniel Jones
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From: St. Louis, MO
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posted 09-12-2004 08:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daniel Jones   Click Here to Email Daniel Jones     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The slide hammer and special removal tool did not work for me and I worked on it for hours. I was able to make the grease trick work but I used a rod that was close to pilot ID and some special very thick grease. With a hand sledge pounding it in, the bearing walked out so easy I was amazed.

Dan Jones

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 09-13-2004 06:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The magic of hydraulics.

I've also threaded in big bolts and got them out that way.

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Velocity0
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posted 09-13-2004 11:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Velocity0   Click Here to Email Velocity0     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hmm...
Never thought of the bolt idea.
I'll try that next time.

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