Removal (Borg-Warner T-18 4-Speed)
Remove floor mat and body floor pan.
On F150/250 2WD models, remove gearshift shift ball and boot as an assembly. Remove insulator pad.
On F150/250 4WD and Bronco models, place gearshift in Reverse and remove cover. Remove insulator and dust cover. Remove transfer case shift lever, shift ball and boot. Remove transmission shift lever, shift ball and boot assembly.
On all models, raise and support vehicle. Disconnect drive shaft(s). Disconnect all electrical wiring and speedometer cable. Disconnect clutch linkage.
On 4WD models, disconnect transfer case shift linkage. Drain transmission lubricant. Support transfer case with jack and remove transfer case bolts. Remove transfer case from transmission. Remove rear support-to-transmission bolts.
On all models, support transmission with jack and remove rear support (4WD models) and remove transmission bolts. Remove transmission
Place reference mark on pressure plate and flywheel for reassembly reference. Loosen pressure plate-to-flywheel bolts evenly until springs are expanded. Remove pressure plate and clutch disc.
Twist release bearing and carrier assembly until resistance is felt. Turning assembly further will allow the preload spring to push bearing assembly from the slave cylinder. See Fig
Use Impact Slide Hammer Puller (T58L-101-B) to remove pilot bearing.