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02-25-2011, 11:52 AM #1
this is the best pilot bearing removal tool that i've used
previously i have used slide hammers (which the factory service manual specifies btw), grease trick, bread trick, chisels, you name it
but i just picked this tool up - otc 7318 - and the pilot bearing was out in 2intact pieces in seconds, with no violence or mess. also nice cuz it spreads the load right where it should be - at the crank. i believe it was designed for 4.6/5.4 ford modular engines
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02-25-2011, 12:08 PM #2
awesome. I may have to pick one up. I just use the slide hammer, but the bluepoint jaws only last about 20 uses before an ear breaks. Luckliy it is free replacement, but still annoying.Competition Speed and Sound
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02-25-2011, 12:51 PM #3
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I used one when changing the clutch on my Redfire 04 Cobra... It didnt work as planned... The thing broke. Thank god it was a rental.
I ended up doing the grease, socket method.Current Ride:
02-25-2011, 02:24 PM #4
I am going to let this ride a while because that is an awesome tool that many probably don't no about.
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02-25-2011, 03:03 PM #5
I rented one awhile back from Kragens when I worked on my fox bodies. I've also used it on a 4.6 so I'm sure it'll work for most if not all cars. I've had very good luck with it and it's way easier and cleaner than the grease method.
02-25-2011, 03:36 PM #6
blind hole bearing puller IMO.2003 Cobra - Sold
02-25-2011, 04:11 PM #7
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Looks like a cool tool. Where did you get it from?
02-25-2011, 04:14 PM #8
02-25-2011, 10:28 PM #9
I just spent several hours in the garage using a die grinder on my pilot bearing, followed by a cold chisel, followed by a slide hammer. It's out, but I'm going to order this NOW for the next time I have to do this job on this or any other car.
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02-25-2011, 10:56 PM #10
i have that same tool from snap on. works wonders, it is good because it grabs the outside lip of the pilot bearing and not the inner one. most grab the inner bearing and then the bearing comes apart and the outer race is still inside the crank.
02-25-2011, 11:22 PM #11
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02-26-2011, 10:46 PM #13
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02-26-2011, 10:58 PM #14
02-27-2011, 08:39 AM #15
02-27-2011, 08:44 AM #16
I used the slidehammer from Autozone when I did mine. Took like 2 seconds tops to get it out.
Took longer to set up the tool than it did to remove the bearing. LOL
02-27-2011, 10:48 AM #17
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03-01-2011, 10:56 AM #19
Not a big secret here.
You can snag one on Ebay for $15:
PILOT BEARING PULLER - NEW WARRANTY - eBay (item 350442806798 end time Mar-01-11 18:58:31 PST)
EDIT: I also think you can find them at Harbor Freight as well...
Last edited by jrgoffin; 03-01-2011 at 11:03 AM.2003 Silver Metallic Cobra. A bunch of '00R, FRPP, and MM stuff...
03-01-2011, 02:08 PM #20
I just removed my pilot bearing using three sheets of wet paper and a hammer/socket combo. Only down side was my hands were cold due to the weather.Jackstands warrior. Demodding now!?!?!
03-01-2011, 02:12 PM #21
2 pieces of white bread and a socket and hammer.
No tools and no greasy cleanup.
03-01-2011, 02:14 PM #22
03-02-2011, 10:33 AM #23
I have always used and hammer and chisel. It looks like a good investment though
03-02-2011, 12:28 PM #24
The last time I pulled a pilot bearing, I just did it old-scholl and packed some grease in and used a punch to force it out hydraulically. That works too!
03-02-2011, 12:39 PM #25