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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-14-2011, 07:02 AM Thread Starter
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zf5 pilot bearing?

guess im replacing it and hoping the shaft isnt gone. do i need a puller? remove clutch? just some advice, ive dropped a tranny before just forgot how the bearing comes out. thanks!
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-14-2011, 03:54 PM
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Re: zf5 pilot bearing?

Definitely going to have to remove the clutch and disk. I couldn't tell you if you need a puller (I've never just replaced the bearing). It may need to be pressed out and new one in, but it's only a few more bolts to pull the flywheel off at that point. Make sure that you check the throwout bearing and maybe even check the release lever for wear while you're in there (those parts aren't that expensive). Cheers!

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Re: zf5 pilot bearing?

I bought one of these because my shaft was not in great shape.

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I have not run it though, truck is in pieces.

I had to modify the standard clutch alignment tool by wrapping tape around it until it was approximately the correct larger size.
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Re: zf5 pilot bearing?

already dropped it and did the throwout thinking its fixed and it wasnt, so now going back in for the pilot (headache) but the clutch is thick and good so whoever owned it before me (2 months ago) must have done it already.

just looking for pilot advice.
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Re: zf5 pilot bearing?

Yes you will need the puller--i rented one and it was still a pain in the ass to get out. I pulled the inner bearing out of the pressed in housing and then had to drill it and used a chisel to split it. New one tapped in with a hammer and a socket

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Re: zf5 pilot bearing?

sounds like a nightmare! i just seen several style pullers, you got a pic of a style you used? or a link
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Re: zf5 pilot bearing?

no pics right now-out of town. It was two finger that go into the bearing and then a bolt that you tighten the piss out of to spread the fingers, then twista nut to pull out. The one I had problems with was an original out of a 94--should have done it when the clutch was changed a couple of years before

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Re: zf5 pilot bearing?

yeah ive seen some with fingers on the backside with a slide weight to hammer it out, like a slide bar.
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Yeah, I've had good luck with the Slide hammer style. MST1170 on that link


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yeah thats what i saw before, thanks!
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