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Author Topic:   Pilot bushing/bearing???
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 25
posted June 07, 2002 03:37 PM
Does anyone make a bearing toreplace the pilot bushing. It seems everytime we pull the motor the bushing is worn out. What would happen if you didn't run one at all?
Thanks for your help

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 230
posted June 07, 2002 04:21 PM
The bearing should have a little bit of grease on it, as with the trans shaft when you put it together, and just about never wear out. I'd think the front bearing in the trans is letting the shaft bounce around, causing your problem.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 353
posted June 07, 2002 04:35 PM
If this is a Chevy there is a roller bearing available instead of the bushing. I beleive it was used in the 6.2 diesel but also fits the gas motor cranks. Ask your parts man or Chevy dealer and they can help you. If you have the black Chevrolet Power book this is a tip that was mentioned in it for heavy duty (racing) applications.

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 87
posted June 08, 2002 04:36 AM
I agree with Gene, check your pilot shaft bearing on the transmission. That pilot bushing should almost never wear out, even with what we put some of these cars through. But I'll also admit that I'd probably buy the roller bearing too.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 298
posted June 08, 2002 07:53 AM
it sounds to me like you got a trans to bellhousing misalignment problem. the bearing will help a bit ,but i would think that is a crutch repair for the real problem? in other words.... something isn't centered right?

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