Dropped down the little truck's transmission, look what I found

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Hey gang, the Lil truck was making a grinding noise coming from the transmission, I dropped the transmission and checked the clutch, the pilot bearing turned into dust, what do you think?.

 

 

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Yup need a new clutch Ricky..

Flywheel needs  faced/turned or whatever you call it.

Stay off that thing and it won't do that.

Fun dirty job..

             :cheers:

                          Cheers

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Posted (edited)

Why did the pilot bearing fail?, is it due to a worn-out clutch?. My wife is learning to drive on the thing, I saw it coming, lol.

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Make sure she isn't leaving her foot on the clutch pedal after she poos, bad habit,  that will burn clutches out snd heat them up pretty quick.

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What are your thoughts on those ceramic "stage somenumber" clutches being sold on eBay and Amazon"?, this truck is not something that would classify as High Performance, but I think ceramic will last longer than the organic thing the OEM clutches are made of, just like ceramic brake pads VS organic pads?.

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I just used the regular clutch plate,  I get well over 100k miles out of them, my Dad was a trucker if he saw me riding the clutch, left foot sitting on it, he would give me a punch, make sure you get the pressure plate turned,trued up, so it won't chatter.

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Aahh, that'll buff right out.

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My call is to change the whole shooting match,,,but in the interest of saving a few bux,,,resurface flywheel,,and sand  pressure plate and replace friction disc and throw out bearing,and pilot bearing and put a dab of high temp grease in it,,,probably why the bearing failed in the first place cause it was dry,,,,,and as long as you have it apart,,,engine rear main seal and front seal on trans,,depends on how many miles on the thing,,,and don't forget to buy or get a loner pilot tool so everything gets lined up correctly or it'll be a massive pain in the nuts trying to get that beast back in,,,oh and don't forget to clean the whole area really well especially the pilot bearing hole in the crank end

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Hi just checkin in,,,you get the beast back together?,,,

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Hi just checkin in,,,you get the beast back together?,,,

Hi Borg, not yet, still waiting for the high pressure clutch line to arrive, couldn't find it locally, I had to cut the old one to remove the gearbox because the "easy connector" was stuck and won't come off (darn you Ford's bean counters! ) , the clutch master cylinder looks tired so I will replace it as well. Also, got my balls snipped a few days ago, lol, doctor says to take it easy for a few days, no wrenching and no riding, next week I'll deal with it. :acool:

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Good thinking you don't need to be packing a couple of grapefruits around in your pants hhahaha

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Good thinking you don't need to be packing a couple of grapefruits around in your pants hhahaha

Having cats is the closest to parenthood that I can tolerate, had to take care of my nieces a lot when I was younger, no more children for me please, lol.

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Big decision,  but a smart one, just put frozen pees on them and drink cold beer for a week hahaha oh ya tell the other half she has to drain it 20 to 30 times just tp be safe, that's all good also .

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Big decision,  but a smart one, just put frozen pees on them and drink cold beer for a week hahaha oh ya tell the other half she has to drain it 20 to 30 times just tp be safe, that's all good also .

Just like having mumps, you get to eat a lot of ice cream, but with this you get a lot of attention instead, lol.

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Ya hahahah enjoy it when you can, sooner or later you will be back under the truck.

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Still waiting for the clutch line, it should be here tomorrow or on Monday, I went ahead and installed the pilot bearing, the crankshaft seal, flywheel, slave cylinder, clutch disk and plate; I got everything new except the flywheel, I got it turned and it looks like new!, the outer ring piece of the old pilot bearing was still in, it was a major PITA to get it out, I had to cut it into pieces with an small chisel and a hammer, the bread trick didn't work.

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Mucho Better!!!

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Yup looking good bud, the way it should. Remember don't let you better half ride the clutch when she's learning or it will be burnt again hahaha

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The lil truck is back in the road!. Almost 100 miles on it after putting everything on it and it hasn't exploded yet, so I guess I did it right, lol, this is the first time I've replaced a clutch. :acool:

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Good on ya, nice when a plan comes together, when we were kids we use to street race cars ,so many a day on my back under a car replacing a clutch or transmission hahaha, would not be keen about doing it now for sure.

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