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Old 03-11-2017, 03:29 PM   #1
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Default Pilot bearing broken and needs to be removed

Hi, I have a 2006 mustang shelby GT and I am replacing my clutch and flywheel.

Upon removal of my pilot bearing I see mine are crushed.

How did you guys remove this?
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Old 03-11-2017, 05:26 PM   #2
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Photos would help as "crushed" can mean lotsa things!!

How'd it get crushed??
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Holly sh_t! How did it get that way? That is a sign of much deeper problems in the output shaft of the transmission. It looks like just the outer race part of the bearing remains and you should be able to stick something sharp in there and begin to pry it away from the crankshaft. It should fold in on itself since it looks to be pretty thin. Good luck.
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Damn.......never saw one that bad but like was said above you can pry it out but ya gotta figger out WHY!!??
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Old 03-12-2017, 11:15 AM   #6
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I dont have a pilot bearing remove tool at the moment and my sledge hammer wont stay there if I pull it.
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Inner bearing is out now the outer bush.
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Yikes! I thought mine was bad. Fortunately my pilot sits in the flywheel. The real question is how does your input shaft look right now?
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Old 03-16-2017, 07:48 PM   #9
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looks ok. I tried to remove the bearing but, failed so I had to Dremel it to get out.

Finally I bought a pilot bearing puller so the new one is in.



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Glad you got it fixed. Nothing like the joy of dropping your trans to replace a $20 part.

I'm curious, how did yours fail, as in what were the symptoms. Mine was squeaking for a week or so while the clutch was depressed, and finally seized up and wouldn't let me put the car in gear. Actually had to drop my transmission twice because I though it was the slave.
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