Clutch Pilot Bearing
A clutch pilot bearing serves to support and center the transmission input shaft and clutch disc. It also connects them to the crankshaft when the clutch is engaged.
Signs of a faulty clutch pilot bearing
- Abnormal sound when you press down the clutch pedal
- It’s hard to go into gear due to clutch drag. The transmission input shaft spins when the clutch is disengaged.
Clutch pilot bearing replacement and maintenance
- You should replace the clutch pilot bearing each time the clutch or the input shaft is replaced.
- On some vehicles, a simple bronze bushing performs the function of a clutch pilot bearing.
- A clutch aligning tool should be used to prevent damage to the clutch pilot bearing when working on the clutch or transmission.