This is what the clutch manufacture tries to tell you:
First you must remove the pilot bearing that causes the damages:
-First insert the hooked end of a slide hammer behind the bearing and pull it out.
Or use a puller specially design to remove for the removal of pilot bearing.
That tool can also be use to remove the pilot bushing.
-Second, to install new bearing or bushing, clean the bore to make sure that no material is present that would prevent the bushing from seating properly in the bore. Soak the new bushing in oil for at least fifteen minutes prior to installation.
Pilot bushings are impregnated with special oil during manufacturing. Never coat a pilot bushing with grease or heavy oil; this will actually increase the friction between the input shaft and the bushing.
Think your transmission did not fail because you apply great pressure to the pilot bearing.
Hope this can help.
Sunday, November 26th, 2006 AT 1:14 PM