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Removing The Needle Pilot Bearing

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The needle pilot bearing in our flywheel was disintegrated and the race was fused to the flywheel, which necessitated some work to remove. When a pilot bearing has failed the result is usually clutch chatter. Larry’s Automotive says about half the time a failed pilot bearing will damage the transmission input shaft, necessitating replacement. Amazingly, our transmission’s input shaft was only marked up slightly, and was reusable.