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Any tricks to 2002 pilot bearings?

The whole manual tranny removal thing went great.
I love working on Fords!!!

The last time I did this was on a different car there was a pilot bushing.
The 2002 ranger has a pilot bearing is a block of wood and a soft hammer
the best way to go for reinstalling?

Also do you lube the input shaft and disk splines?
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I just recently replaced my Mazda tranny in mine... just get the alignment tool... also make sure you mark where the clutch is aligned... if you dont you will get screwed and have to buy a whole new clutch and pressure plate. and the bearing... you dont wanna damage it so tap it in gently all around and make sure it seats all the way in.
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You can use a socket with the same OD as the pilot bearing
and tap it in. You can also put the pilot bearing in the freezer
for an hour or so before installation. The cold will shrink it just
enough to install easily.

For the spline lube, use a high temperature wheel bearing grease,
and use it very sparingly.....
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Sounds like great ideas, thanks
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what do you mean by "mark where the clutch is aligned"
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what do you mean by "mark where the clutch is aligned"
when you have the clutch on the engine before you take it off you need to mark where it lines up with the trans shaft.
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when you have the clutch on the engine before you take it off you need to mark where it lines up with the trans shaft.
ive never heard of that, what is the reasoning? i know to mark the driveshaft before you remove it but never heard of marking the clutch
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when you have the clutch on the engine before you take it off you need to mark where it lines up with the trans shaft.
wth are you talking about the only time i have heard of marking the clutch is if the clutch is balanced from the factory.
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when you have the clutch on the engine before you take it off you need to mark where it lines up with the trans shaft.
Are you talking about alignment of the clutch so the transmission input shaft will slide into the clutch disc and pilot bearing? If so, that is what the alignment tool it for. I have actually done this without an alignment tool and did the alignment by eye when tightening the pressure plate. You have to have a good eye to do this and I don't recommend it to anyone that is not familiar with how it works. You are right if this alignment is not done correctly, the clutch disc and pilot bearing can be damaged during installation if you try to force it.
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Are you talking about alignment of the clutch so the transmission input shaft will slide into the clutch disc and pilot bearing? If so, that is what the alignment tool it for. I have actually done this without an alignment tool and did the alignment by eye when tightening the pressure plate. You have to have a good eye to do this and I don't recommend it to anyone that is not familiar with how it works. You are right if this alignment is not done correctly, the clutch disc and pilot bearing can be damaged during installation if you try to force it.
SEE! i know WTH im talking about... lol!
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SEE! i know WTH im talking about... lol!
Not quite, there is no way to mark it when assembled. That is why there is an alignment tool.
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