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

    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

    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

    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


    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

    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.
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