I need to know when inserting the pilot bearing into the flywheel does the side with the o-ring,(I think it's considered the sealed side of the bearing)face the transmission or the engine side.Thank you Jeff
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You definitely have a pilot bearing, ask a. Napa dealer to find you one, if they don't see it in the book listed.
its going to be part of the clutch kit you'll be buying to replace your old one.
in the kits you get a pressure plate, release bearing, disc, alignment tool, and pilot bearing, Beck Arnley is a good choice.
if you want just a bearing you'll probably need, the input shaft diameter where the bearing rides, the inner diameter of the flywheel hole it's inserted in, and the depth of the hole in the flywheel.
you should have to much trouble finding one.
Did you also replace the pressure plate? Pilot bearing? If you replaced the clutch...and the car moved, and then stopped moving again...your issue is likely right there, bad pressure plate, flywheel may need resurfaced or replaced ETC. I am curious to know what the old clutch disc looked like when you took it out. Was it glazed or worn? I would pull the tranny again, and look at the new disc to see if it is glazed looking from slipping...and note if it is both sides, or one side, and which side...plate side or flywheel side. If you didn't replace the pressure plate/pilot bearing with the clutch disc...I would do that.
You'll have to obtain a clutch disc alignment tool (pilot shaft). Loosen the flywheel bolts just enough to move the clutch disc around slightly then, insert the alignment tool until the small end slides into the pilot bearing in the flywheel. It should be a firm fit, enough to hold the disc in place so you can re-tighten the flywheel bolts. Once tightened, pull the alignment tool out and carefully install the transmission. Good luck!!
You first have to remove the transmission, then remove the pressure plate and clutch disc from the flywheel. the pilot bearing in in the center of the flywheel it can be removed by packing the hole with grease then take a piece of round stock that is slightly smaller than the hole and giving it a quick sharp blow with a hammer this should force the pilot bearing out then wipe out the grease and install the new pilot bearing
The pilot bearing is pressed into the flywheel and you need a pilot bearing/bushing puller. Some A/P stores will rent it to you for free (deposit). the throwout bearing is held onto the clutch fork normally by clips. Sometimes you have to take the "fork" out to get the bearing off.
Make sure to note how "deep' the pilot bearing/bushing is so that when you install the new one it is set at the right depth.
I have dealt with this problem before. Fill the pilot bearing and the space behind it with as much grease as you can. Then, with a clutch alignment tool, or something of an identical outer diameter (which should be the same as the inner diameter of the pilot bearing) push into the center, and begin tapping the tool with a hammer. This should force the bearing out. It is messy, and it may take a while, but it works.
If the clutch assembly is to be reused, matchmark the pressure
plate and the flywheel so they can be assembled in the same position.
Install flywheel holding tool T84P-6375-A or equivalent, in a
transaxle mounting hole on the engine and engage the tooth of the
holding tool into the flywheel ring gear.
Fig. Fig. 1: Install a flywheel holding tool in a transaxle
mounting hole on the engine, and engage the tooth of the tool into the
flywheel ring gear
Loosen the pressure plate-to-flywheel retaining bolts one turn at
a time, in a crisscross pattern, until the spring tension is relieved,
to prevent pressure plate cover distortion.
Support the pressure plate and unfasten the retaining bolts. Remove the pressure plate and clutch disc from the flywheel.
If the flywheel shows any signs of overheating (blue discoloration)
or if it is badly grooved or scored, it should be refaced or replaced.
Inspect the flywheel, clutch disc, pressure plate, release
bearing, pilot bearing and the clutch fork for wear. Replace parts as
If removed, install a new pilot bearing using a suitable installation tool.
If removed, install the flywheel. Make sure the flywheel and
crankshaft flange mating surfaces are clean. Tighten the flywheel
retaining bolts to 71-76 ft. lbs. (96-103 Nm) on the 1.8L engine or
54-67 ft. lbs. (73-91 Nm) on the 1.9L engine.
Clean the pressure plate and flywheel surfaces thoroughly.
Position the clutch disc and pressure plate into the installed position
and support them with a dummy shaft or clutch aligning tool. If the
clutch assembly is being reused, align the matchmarks that were made
during the removal procedure.
Install the pressure plate-to-flywheel retaining bolts. Tighten
the bolts in the correct sequence to 13-20 ft. lbs. (18-26 Nm). Remove
the alignment tool.
Fig. Fig. 2: Position the clutch disc and pressure plate into the
installed position and support them with a clutch aligning tool
Fig. Fig. 3: Tighten the pressure plate-to-flywheel retaining bolts to specification in the sequence illustrated
If the release bearing was removed, lubricate the release fork
where it contacts the bearing and install the bearing in the fork.
Install the transaxle assembly.
Lower the vehicle.
Bleed the hydraulic clutch system, if needed.
Connect the negative battery cable.
Road test the vehicle and check the clutch for proper operation.
Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Remove the transaxle.
Gradually loosen the clutch pressure plate bolts, in a crisscross pattern. Support the pressure plate and remove the bolts. Remove the pressure plate and clutch disc.
Inspect the pilot bearing. If it is worn or damaged and does not turn easily by hand, remove it using a puller/slide hammer.
Check the flywheel surface for scoring, cracks or burning and machine or replace, as necessary.
Install a flywheel holder to keep the flywheel from turning. Loosen the flywheel bolts evenly and gradually in a crisscross pattern. Remove the flywheel.
Inspect the clutch release bearing for wear. Replace it if it sticks or does not turn easily.
Inspect the release fork for wear or damage and replace as necessary.
Structural view of the hydraulic clutch system
Exploded view of the clutch assembly Click to Enlarge
Flywheel tightening sequence
Pressure plate tightening sequence
Lubricate the release fork fingers and pivot with molybdenum grease and install in the release fork boot.
Install the clutch release bearing on the release fork.
Install a new pilot bearing in the flywheel, if removed.
Be sure the flywheel mounting surface and the crankshaft or eccentric shaft mounting surfaces are clean. Remove any old sealant from the flywheel bolt hole threads and the flywheel bolts.
Install the flywheel.
Apply sealant to the flywheel bolt threads and install them hand-tight. Install the flywheel holding tool. Tighten the bolts, in a crisscross pattern, to 71–76 ft. lbs. (96–103 Nm).
Apply a small amount of molybdenum grease to the clutch disc splines and install the clutch disc on the flywheel, spring side toward the transaxle. Install a suitable alignment tool in the pilot bearing to position the clutch disc.
Install the clutch pressure plate, aligning the dowel holes with the flywheel dowels.
Install the pressure plate bolts and gradually tighten, in a crisscross pattern to 20 ft. lbs. (26 Nm). Remove the alignment tool.
Pilot bearing (pressed into flywheel) or release bearing (presses against clutch pressure plate)?
Regardless, the repair is the same. Replace clutch disc, pressure plate, release bearing & pilot bearing. Most flywheels are available or as part of a complete kit, minimum is to inspect & resurface flywheel when replacing clutch assymbly.