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Old 05-02-2014, 10:57 PM   #1
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Speaking of Clutches (flywheel really)

I know this is asking a lot... from a photo...
Is there anything you guys see on this picture that would send me to Autozone tomorrow to get a new flywheel ($68) as I try to get my Jeep back on the road before the drive-in opens (not gonna happen I am sure, but I have GOALS)?
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Old 05-03-2014, 12:00 AM   #2
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Personally, for $68 I would just replace it... as long as it isn't glazed it should be fine. I've heard of people using light sand paper to clean them a bit. Don't have it machined

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Old 05-03-2014, 01:13 AM   #3
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Already got it off, at that price, just replace it for peace of mind.
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Old 05-03-2014, 01:32 AM   #4
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I agree. It looks like it's been pretty seriously overheated.
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Old 05-03-2014, 01:41 AM   #5
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It looks fine to me. I personally would clean it up with Simple Green and bolt it into place after lightly sanding any glaze present on its surface with Emory cloth or fine sandpaper.
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Old 05-03-2014, 12:10 PM   #6
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Thanks for the input! I got the new one and rear main seal.
I cannot find any info on how deep to set the pilot bearing? Flush with the back edge of flywheel? even with transmission-side taper? split the difference?
The details I get caught up on!!
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Old 05-03-2014, 12:34 PM   #7
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I've never replaced the pilot brng on a Jeep, so don't know for sure but the others I've done were seated all the way in and up against the back of the crank.
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Flush with the end of the crank shaft. You can use the clutch alignment tool to seat the bearing.
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Old 05-03-2014, 01:30 PM   #9
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thanks guys!

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