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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 manual hard shifting while stopped

Old 06-20-2019, 01:50 PM
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The dremel tool did the trick, finally got that cursed bearing race out. I cleaned out the hole and aside from some cut marks and mangling on the outer rim it felt fine and should easily accept a bearing. However, the needle bearing they gave me weeble wobbles around in the hole. It fits decent on the shaft, could be tighter though. Iíve heard that needle bearings are not a good way to go, they donít last with all the dust and eat your input shaft? Should I find an oillite bushing and if itís the same fit maybe center punch the OD of it?
Old 06-20-2019, 05:29 PM
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You could use a bushing if you can find one. Only time the pilot bearing actually does anything is when your in gear with the clutch disengaged, at a stop light, or stop sign, aside from keeping the input shaft centered, The input shaft will always spin at engine speed any other time. I usually put my truck in neutral and let the clutch out if I'm gonna be a minute or two at a light.
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I never saw the OEM bearing, only the crappy one the shop had installed and my Sachs replacement which should be the same as the original. Both were needle style.

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