1996 S10 4.3 regular cab
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Ok so I pulled the trans out because it was making a lot of noise when in neutral and the clutch pedal released, and was really hard to get into 1st and 2nd gear. I googled it and it said my pilot bearing was probably bad. Upon removing I found the pilot bearing to be completely destroyed. Pieces ground up in the clutch, flywheel, and pressure plate. The hydraulic slave cylinder was also in pretty bad shape. I replaced everything, flywheel, clutch, pressure plate, slave cylinder, pilot bearing, even the rear main seal with new. Put everything back together bleeded the hydraulic clutch put new trans oil and took to test drive. Seemed like it was good, but after a couple shifts it started to get harder and harder to get into 1st and 2nd, and when in neutral again. I thought great I blew up the pilot bearing? Anyway long story short I pulled the trans out again and the bearing looks fine?? Why is it not wanting to go into 1st and 2nd, and why is it making such a horrible noise when not in gear? Some advice would be greatly appreciated!