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Old 12-22-2002, 06:06 PM
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I am trying to get a pilot bearing out on a 73 Chevy P/U for my dad. I have tried everything in the hydrolic / grease dept to no evail. Does anyone have any other ideas short of spending $50 on a two jaw slide hammer? Thanks, Zach
The grease trick finally worked I got a 8 in. carrige bolt and ground the head down until it fit my worn out bearing perfect and then used a "custom" duck tape seal and hit it with the 4lb sledge,it sure helps to use a gun to get the grease packed in instead of my finger! It took almost 3 hrs. but I did it myself.

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Old 12-22-2002, 06:42 PM
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Go to Autozone and borrow one of thier pilot removal tools from the Loan-a-tool list.
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Well for what it is worth you are not alone. Personally I have never had any luck with that "grease method". You should have seen the mess I wound up with when I was changing the clutch on my '89 Cougar. We had to drill a bunch of holes in the damn bearing and chisel it out after unsuccessful attempts with the grease and even a slide hammer. Good luck. By the way, you are using the roller bearing as a replacement right?
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I have not had any problem with the grease and punch. The trick is you get one chance and then you gotta repack it. I pack it full of bearing grease and then use a five pound sledge with one good rap.

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