"Hydraulic" It Out!
Many times we run up on a pilot bushing/bearing that just won't come out! Here's a technique that has worked very well for me.
First off, be sure to use eye protection! You will need a 6- to 8-inch-long 1/2-inch drive extension and a socket of a given size. Place the socket on the extension backwards. The outside diameter of the socket should just fit the inside diameter of the bushing, use a round or two of rubberized electrical tape around the socket to act as a seal. Next pack the bushing full of axle grease. Then place the socket in the bushing and strike it with a hammer. Repeat once or twice and you will "hydraulic" it right out. Make sure to clean up all of your grease, because clutch assemblies don't like lubricants.
86 Monte Carlo Sportsmen
Music City Motoplex
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