This is a discussion on clutch/trans help within the Manual Transmission forums, part of the Drivetrain category; So me and my buddy pulled my trans yesterday. Got the clutch and flywheels off. Tried for probably almost an ...
04-08-2009, 10:53 AM #1
So me and my buddy pulled my trans yesterday. Got the clutch and flywheels off. Tried for probably almost an hour to get the dam pilot bearing out and cant. Anyone know any different trick to get it out? Yes we used a slide hammer with a few different hooks. Oh, and i forgot to mention its siezed... the dam thing probably got a little warm (likely why it wont come it). Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. Also, any trick to disconecting the line to the slave cylinder. I have that little fork tool, but it wont budge, do i need to open the bleader first or something?
04-08-2009, 11:17 AM #2
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04-08-2009, 11:49 AM #3
DO NOT use the grease gun method. It is a bad idea to stuff anything into the pilot bearing on an LS engine - it will dislodge the core plug behind the pilot bearing, and the plug will fall into the oil galley.
I had a hell of a time getting the pilot bearing out of mine, even with a pilot bearing puller it just wouldn't come out. Finally got it after much frustration.
The dremel/cutting tool may work nicely as well, jut be careful not to damage the crank or any surrounding surfaces.
04-08-2009, 12:44 PM #4
04-09-2009, 06:27 PM #5
Could you use a tap to thread it & then put a bolt in it to get some extra leverage? On the old style (70's) I think you could just keep on turning the tap until it popped out or broke free.
04-09-2009, 10:57 PM #6
04-10-2009, 07:38 AM #7
04-10-2009, 08:33 AM #8
Thanks for the help guys. I got it all back together last night. Started to cut the pilot with a dremel, then tried the slide hammer again and got it out. Then ran into the issue of the slave cylinder that GM Parts House gave me was DEFECTIVE! I put it all together and the line wouldnt go back into it. So had to pull the tranny back off and i went to napa and got ANOTHER one and the line slipped right in like it was supposed to. Was working on it till about 11:45 last night, got it together and done though. Im just tired as hell as i didnt get home and to bed till after 12:30 and i get up at about 4am for work.
04-10-2009, 01:11 PM #9
Good work. You torqued the clutch down in three passes at 1/3 torque, then 2/3 the full torque yes?
BTW, I use the Mity Vac to bleed the system really works well.
04-10-2009, 01:20 PM #10
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