I am in the process of installing my rebuilt 1989 jeep wrangler engine (I selected 1990 above because it was the closest, but truly my vehicle is a 1989) and I am facing a little bit of confusion when installing the pilot clutch/bearing. I took the old one out already however I did not take note of where exactly the bearing set in the crankshaft. Therefore, when tapping the new bearing in, I don't know how far to tap it in. Yesterday I just simply continued to tap thinking it would eventually bottom out, however it never did it just went from being a real tight fit in the crankshaft to being much too loose where you could push your finger against any one part of it and it would easily move. I'm just needing to know how far I need to tap this pilot bearing into the crankshaft so that it will work properly. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. College starts the week after next and this is my only ride. lol thanks!!!
How far do you tap the pilot bearing into the crankshaft? Or does it even matter on 1990 Jeep Wrangler
by jeepcrazy in Bonham, TX on August 12, 2011