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The Ford 2.8, 2.9 and 4.0 engines have the pilot bearing in the flywheel.

  • P/N F33126

  • Bore=0.5933"

  • Outer Diameter=0.8268"

  • Width=0.591"

  • The 2.3 and 3.0 engines have the pilot bearing in the crank.

  • P/N FC65354

  • Bore=0.5901"

  • Outer Diameter=0.827"

  • Width=0.591"

  • When replacing either, you need to remove the transmission from the vehicle.

    Removal From 2.3 And 3.0 Engines:

    To remove the pilot bearing from the Ford 2.3 and 3.0 engines:

    (Ford 2.3 and 3.0 engines have the pilot bearing in the crank)

    Having the right tool is key. Autozone has a blind hole puller set that you can buy or rent, Harbor Freight has a similar tool found HERE.

    (blind hole puller - Use for 2.3l with the bearing in the crankshaft)

    (Some parts stores may also carry a pilot bearing tool similar to this)

    Removal From 2.8, 2.9 And 4.0 Engines:

    To remove the pilot bearing from the Ford 2.8, 2.9 and 4.0 engines:

    (Ford 2.8, 2.9 and 4.0 engines have the pilot bearing in the flywheel)

    Harbor Freight has a pilot bearing removal tool better suited to removing pilot bearings from the flywheel.

    Another option:

    Put the flywheel on two wood blocks and tap the bearing out with a socket and a light hammer (no bigger than a standard claw hammer) from the backside of the flywheel. Use the largest size socket that is smaller than the bearing 's outer diameter.

     

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