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This is a discussion on transmission problems within the Manual Transmission forums, part of the Drivetrain category; Well i decided to do a clutch change... and when i got the tranny taken out, i discovered, the pilot ...

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    Member Camaroride32's Avatar
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    Well i decided to do a clutch change... and when i got the tranny taken out, i discovered, the pilot bearing was pretty ground out and needles everywhere. So i took a look at the input shaft and its burned pretty bad. Im just curious, what are signs of the input shaft being bad, and how is the pilot bearing suppose to sit on the input shaft?? The tranny has 110,000 miles so maybe ill just send it out and get it rebuild.

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    If you can see that the input shaft has been scored, it's not a very good idea to throw it back in without freshening it up. Granted, it could last a while, but at 110K miles, why place that bet? You've already got the trans out. Take the time, now, to get it rebuilt.

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    The damage done when operating with a bad pilot bearing goes deeper than the pilot journal finish. The real damage is to the "pocket" bearing . It is the bearing that guides the mainshaft to the input gear. It is located on the mainshaft with a race in the input shaft. Only a teardown will show its condition.

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