The pilot bearing is one of the main components that connects the manual transmission input shaft to the engine crankshaft. This bearing allows the input shaft to rotate independently of the crankshaft. The pilot bearing lies between the crankshaft and the flywheel, after which it is followed by clutch disc, pressure plate and input shaft. To maintain the integrity of the entire clutch system engaging with the crankshaft, the bearings and all the other working parts need to be functioning correctly.
There are a number of symptoms that can indicate the pilot bearing needs replacement. These are an abnormal noise when the clutch pedal is depressed, or it being difficult to shift gears due to clutch drag, which is when the input shaft continues to spin slowly when the clutch pedal is depressed. The ideal time to replace the pilot bearing is when the clutch is being replaced. When the replacement of the clutch takes place, it is important to use a clutch alignment tool or damage to the pilot bearing can occur when replacing the transmission in the vehicle.
The easiest way to find a replacement pilot bearing for your car is to order it online. By inputting the make, year model and engine capacity of your car, you will be able to locate the pilot bearing that is required. The next step in the online purchase is to input the delivery address and complete the payment fields. Once secure payment has be made, the part will either be delivered to your home address or to the service centre that is handling the repair of your car. Ensure that your car is running smoothly with genuine parts ordered at the click of a button.