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pilot bearing install in new flywheel


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Quick question: Is it better to install the pilot bearing in the flywheel prior to bolting the flywheel on the crank. Or, bolt up the flywheel and install the pilot bearing. This in on a 96 Ranger 4.0L, MDO5. My preference would be to install the pilot bearing prior to installing the flywheel (why tap on the crank), but maybe there a reason that I cannot think of.
 


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As long as there is a land on the bottom of the flywheel to keep you from going too far I don't see why it would cause any problems.
 

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Seems to me that the pilot bearing hole is bored all the way through...nothing stopping it. I'd probably do it before installing the flywheel just so I can inspect the back side... but either way works fine.
 


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