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1999 Chevrolet Prizm Base 4dr Sedan

1999 Chevrolet Prizm
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Front Wheel Drive, 4dr Sedan, Compact
31 mpg city / 37 mpg hwy
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April 18, 2012, 6:54 pm

MrRex 
 

Question: clutch pilot bearing - follow on comment

I did not find or remove a pilot bearing in the flywheel when I took the clutch apart. The transmission input shaft doesn't provide a bearing surface for the pilot bearing, instead the clutch splines extend all the way to the end of the shaft. I was confused because the GM manual implies there is a pilot bearing, although it doesn't have a picture of it. The Chevy dealer would have to special order the part if I wanted one to the tune of $130, while the Toyota dealer claims they have plenty of them for $11 each. (Corolla and Prizms are the same car.)


April 20, 2012, 2:02 pm

Richard W
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I would go to Toyota and get one. Also I would look in a Toyota manual for the service on the pilot bearing.


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April 22, 2012, 5:37 pm

MrRex 
 

I replaced the clutch and pressure plate and throwout bearing, but did not find an old pilot bearing or install a new one. The clutch and transmission work just like new, and I can only conclude this model and year of vehicle does not use pilot bearings for the transmission input shaft.


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April 22, 2012, 8:47 pm

Richard W
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I looked this up on Alldata and some models have one and some don't. So you have on that does nnot have one. If the clutch is working good than you are fine.


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