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    Posted: Jul/01/2010 at 12:31pm
Any good ideas on removing a pilot bushing?
 
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   Pack the cavity with the thickest grease youcan find, or bread, put a old input shaft, or anything that fits snug in the pilot bearing, hit it with a hammer, the hydraulic pressure will push the pilot bearing out.
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pack the hole and cavity with grease.
Find a rod or shaft that just fits smoothly into the bushing.
Smack the rod/shaft with a hammer. You'll drive the bushing back out at you.
Otherwise, I do have a slidehammer bushing remover, but I like the grease and rod method.
I often end up using my clutch alignment tool for this..............
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Fill the hole with grease. As much as you can stuff in there. Then find a bolt or a punch or something that will just go inside of the bushing and that you can hit with a hammer. Once you hit the bolt or punch, it compresses the grease inside the hole, and pushes the pilot bushing out. It probably won't work the first, second, or third time because there's not enough grease in the hole. Just wack it, fill with grease, wack it, fill with grease, and repeat until the bushing pops out.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote billd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/01/2010 at 12:43pm
I am left to wonder if anyone here has ever used grease to remove a pilot bushing. Seems it might just work........
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Aljav Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/01/2010 at 12:44pm
HMMMMM sounds like an agrement here... which seems rare at times on the forum...LOL
 
My only problem is I don't have something off hand that I know of to fit, but I guess I will have to look for something in our pile of goodies to fit
 
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Grease is too messy --- I use a Dremel.  lol
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Aljav Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/01/2010 at 12:47pm
I have a air powered chisel but I hate to pound on the back of a crank in a 290 with a 100,000 miles and more...LOL
 
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Use a broom stick if you have nothing else, knife it to size or use a grinder to size it.
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