It's accually easier to install a pilot bearing that it is to remove on. After the old bearing is removed make sure the hole is clean. Smear a little grease around in the pilot bearing hole or around the bearing itself. Then use a pipe or socket that's the same size as the outer ring of the bearing and tap it in. The bearing will bottem out against a lip.DenverCruiser said:I have read the threads on removal (going to try a puller this week) but how dificult is it to install a new one? THanks.
No picture but a pretty good description of the tool and how to use it.DenverCruiser said:Thanks guys. Sure I will have more quesions on the removal since I am trying to picture the tool pinhead described but I just cant imagine it. Any pictures of it or in use?
Pilot removal threadPin_Head said:Forget the grease trick. You can have that bearing out quicker than you can wipe all that grease off your face.
Get a 3/8 x 5 inch carriage bolt and grind off one side of the head, leaving behind a claw that just fits inside the bearing. Insert the bolt so that the claw is behind the bearing race and wedge it in with a pencil of machine screw. Put you hub socket over the threaded end, add a washer and nut and then just tighten the nut to crank it out.