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Howdy! How do you know it's the clutch that is bad? It could be either or both the master cylinder and the slave cylinder, both of which are much easier and cheaper to fix than the clutch. JohnI need to replace my clutch and was wondering if anybody had any good or bad possibilities. Of course as it started to fail I was lucky enough to get every redlight in my struggle to get home. Thanks for your help.
A buddy of mine just helped me remove the pilot bearing and here's the trick he used. Find a bolt or shear pin or something that will fit perferctly in the pilot bearing. Take some grease and start packing it full. Once you have it packed tight take the bolt and hammer and start hammering the grease. Keep packing and keep hammering... The grease forces the bearing right out. It took him about 5 re-packs and wham! Bearing popped right out! Of course he left me with the cleanup, but hey, I didn't have a tool to pull it and no damage was done. Pretty slick!
This doesn't always work. I've also heard the same trick, but with bread instead of grease.
When I tried it, it ended up blowing the shields out of the bearing and squirting grease all over me. I suspect this only works for the very loosest pilot bearings.