1996 Ford Ranger

Tiny
TATINA1
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  • 1996 FORD RANGER
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 306,000 MILES
Going to change clutch, which is better pilot bushing or pilot bearing?
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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 AT 9:35 AM

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Tiny
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306000 miles. Impressive.

Your truck should have a bearing.
The part stores may be calling it a bushing by mistake
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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 AT 12:42 PM
Tiny
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Yeah, we are trying to keep it going another year until the other car is paid off. The issue with the bearing was one got stuck and so we had to drill it out. Now it doesn't look like it will stay in, and I thought if I got a bushing without the moving parts inside the bearing if it would not break down as quickly.
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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 AT 12:59 PM
Tiny
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Oh.
Did you use a tiny little drill bit and drill just one side of the old bearing.
Or did you use a 7/8 or so drill bit and try to drill out the whole thing.

I'm asking so I can get a feel for how likely the hole will still be centered for the new bearing (or bushing)

if you think the hole is still centered in the crankshaft, perhaps loctite 660 would solve your problem.
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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 AT 1:54 PM
Tiny
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We used a big drill bit to get it out. The hole looks to be still centered. I was thinking of using the loctite idea. Do you think the bushing would be any better than the bearing?
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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 AT 3:34 PM
Tiny
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That depends on the hole.
The bushing would be less likely to fracture if the hole is out of round at all.

And I know 660 can be hard to find, but it's made to do just what you are wanting to do.

If you can't find it at an auto part store, you can get it at (all though it will be over priced) grainger.
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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 AT 4:03 PM
Tiny
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One more question. There are different kinds of loctite 660. Two in a silver tube, quick metal retaining compound and a quick metal gap filler. One in a red tube press repair for worn parts. They seem to do basically the same thing, but I did not know if one was better than the other. Thanks for all of your help!
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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 AT 8:51 PM
Tiny
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They are just different sized containers, if I remember correctly
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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 AT 9:29 PM

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