1998 Chevy Prizm Clutch alignment (piolot bearing ?)

MrRex
0

Asked by MrRex Apr 15, 2012 at 03:14 PM about the 1998 Chevrolet Prizm 4 Dr STD Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I am replacing the clutch assembly, and am ready to put the clutch back on the flywheel.  Does this car model require a pilot bearing, and if not, how is the clutch aligned?   The new clutch kit has an alignment tool, and it looks like it requires a pilot bearing to center the tool.

5 Answers

aztec626bf
9,525

Yes it does and the price is about $35.

MrRex
0

When I took the old clutch off of the flywheel, there was not a pilot bearing in the center hole of the flywheel. The main shaft on the transmission doesn't have a bearing surface, instead the splines extend all the way to the edge of the shaft. How would this shaft fit on the pilot bearing?

aztec626bf
9,525

Is this what your clutch looks like?

MrRex
0

Yes, the picture above looks more or less like what I have purchased. The kit did have a new throwout bearing, just like the picture does, but not a pilot bearing. I tried to find a pilot bearing listed for sale through all the discount auto parts houses on the 'Net, but no one has one for either the Prizm or the Corolla in the years '98 - '02. The GM manual implies there is a pilot bearing, since it offers a special tool and a procedure for replacing it. I think the only thing left to do is call the dealer tomorrow and see if they have one listed in their parts inventory.

aztec626bf
9,525

I found the part at Rock Auto....... NATIONAL Part # MSNB5305GTBV Cylindrical Bearing. It's about $30

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • how much replace clutch 4 answers

    2000 Chevrolet Prizm 4 Dr LSi Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Rim compatibility 1996 to 2001 3 answers

    Does a 1996 Geo Prizm rim fit my 2001 Chevy Prizm? Same 4-bolt pattern and I think the same wheel bearing, but not sure. If someone can confirm, I'd buy an extra set of rims.

    2001 Chevrolet Prizm 4 Dr STD Sedan

    -

    General

  • What size is the clutch? 2 answers

    My clutch recently went out on my 1994 v6 Chevy Camaro due to repeatedly getting stuck in snow. To purchase a new one I need to find out if it is 11 or 9 inches in diameter. I am not a mechanic so I d...

    1994 Chevrolet Camaro Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Transmission/clutch issues 5 answers

    Hi i got a 2001 chevy caviler 2.2ltr manual i went to put my car into first and it wouldn't go into 1,2,4th and reverse but it would let me drive in 3d and 5th does that mean my clutch is gone or...

    2001 Chevrolet Cavalier LS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • New clutch assembly will not engage 7 answers

    94 c1500 4.3l 5 speed. Installed new clutch assembly and a used transmission. Bled the slave cylinder and clutch still is not engaging. Does someone have an idea of what I could have missed?

    Chevrolet

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Prizm
Looking for a Used Prizm in your area?
CarGurus has 154 nationwide Prizm listings starting at $1,499.
ZIP:

Search Chevrolet Prizm Questions

Chevrolet Prizm Experts

#1 habana28644
habana28644
Reputation 120
#2 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 110
#3 PhilipG
PhilipG
Reputation 50
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Corolla"
1,067 Great Deals out of 52,876 listings starting at $1,800
Used Honda Civic"
776 Great Deals out of 57,687 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Sienna"
185 Great Deals out of 18,166 listings starting at $2,300
Used Toyota Camry"
1,381 Great Deals out of 75,197 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Suburban"
235 Great Deals out of 15,358 listings starting at $1,888
Used Nissan Sentra"
518 Great Deals out of 36,376 listings starting at $1,499
Used Ford Focus"
885 Great Deals out of 54,676 listings starting at $1,387
Used Toyota RAV4"
624 Great Deals out of 35,056 listings starting at $2,450
Used Hyundai Elantra"
616 Great Deals out of 44,175 listings starting at $1,990