Pilot bearing

Discussion in '2005+ Mustang GT 4.6L Tech' started by ghunt81, Feb 3, 2020.

  1. ghunt81

    ghunt81 New parts on old junk! S197 Team Member

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    This might be a stupid question but why is it that most pilot bearings (including the one in the clutch kit I bought) come with the large metal "shell" or whatever it is that the bearing is in, even though it's not part of the bearing-but a few don't? I thought standard procedure was to replace the whole thing, but watched a video earlier where they just pulled the bearing itself and replaced it. Also asking this because I'm using a slide hammer, the bearing itself popped right out but the shell won't budge. I had to order a puller to get it out.
     
  2. GlassTop09

    GlassTop09 Member

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    That's news to me...….
    What video did you see that showed this as I'd like to view it.
     
  3. Midlife Crises

    Midlife Crises Member

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    I’m confused. Are you talking about a pilot bushing or a pilot bearing?
     
  4. ghunt81

    ghunt81 New parts on old junk! S197 Team Member

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    These guys put the new flywheel on, then pull out just the bearing and replace it which I thought was kinda weird.

    And I'm talking about a pilot bearing.
     
  5. JeremyH

    JeremyH 3V Fuel Guru S197 Team Member

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    Bushing holds the bearing from Ford it's a single part. No special tools needed (other than a piece of bread or grease lol) to replace the whole thing. Thats dumb I would never do it that way. Also would never use a impact on flywheel bolts going into the crank.