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Old 07-26-2004, 10:27 PM
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How to remove pilot bushing?

Is there an easy way to remove a pilot bushing without taking the bellhousing off. The Lakewood bellhousing is held on with about 25 bolts. The only way to get to all of the bolts is to pull the engine. I'm replacing my Richmond T-10 (it couldn't hold up to the 502) with a Tremec TKO-600 in about two weeks and feel it is a good idea to replace the pilot bushing even though it only has about 3000 miles on it.

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Old 07-26-2004, 10:29 PM
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Fill it with grease and jam a main shaft into it, it should pop right out.

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Old 07-26-2004, 10:31 PM
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Pack the hole full of grease and hammer a rod the same size into it. The displacing grease will force it out.
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A socket that fits into the bushing hole & a long extension will work, but don't hit it so hard you damage the extension.
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ive used soap shavings, i think its less mess.
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Old 07-27-2004, 08:54 AM
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The grease method works great on solid bushings but it won't work on the roller type. You will have to use a puller if you have a roller pilot bushing. If the puller doesn't work, which I found out last winter, you will have to break the roller bearing bushing up and remove it in pieces. I used a hammer and chisel and chiseled it out piece by piece out.
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Old 07-27-2004, 09:04 AM
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It is a roller. I'm going to attempt the socket tip as soon as I finish my coffee.
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Be sure and wear safety glasses, especially if you go the chisel method.

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Slide hammer on the difficult ones and greased shaft on the easy ones.
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