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Old 02-28-2012
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98 flywheel pilot bearing

Hi Fellas,im doing job on my 98 2wd 4.0 ranger ,Ithought the prob was the throwout bearing,turns out to be a bad pilot bearing.The gal i bought the truck from last year had a clutch installed,figured i was good to go for a while.But....her mechanics didnt bother with a slave cylinder which is now leaking or a piolt bearing now shot to hell Anywho i got it apart on my driveway my ?s are...the LUK clutch,pressure plate,and fly wheel look like new maybe 7k miles would you reuse them ?? also what size socket do i need for the flywheel bolts i guess they are E torx ?? i rented a slide hammer tool but it not getting out the remains of the bearing if i remove flywheel can i drive the race out from the back ??Thanks!
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Old 02-29-2012
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Yes, if you remove the flywheel you can get the bearing out...at least on my 01 and 04 you could.
I THINK the Etorx is an 8 or 12, can't remember right now. In any case, a set should not cost too much.

I reused my clutch and pressure plate when I did my 04 (had about 15k on them), that was over 60k ago and it's been fine. No way I'd do a Ranger clutch w/o doing the slave though, and you see why!
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