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the oil pan needs to be dropped, the pick up screen removed. the center main bearing cap needs to be removed. that is here the thrust bearing is located. in order to remove the top section, you need to lossen up the other main caps. at that point. you can take a small punch and tap the bearing around and out
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yes, there should be 4 clam shells as they are called. it sounds like you got a set that was not complete.
make sure you verify the play when you torque the main caps.
both sides of the cap should have the spots. post pictures if you can
waiting for them to open
they will not open. can you re send??
got that one. is this a 2 valve or 3 valve motor???
looking up some info
ok, did some reading and I called a co woker as we have a fleet of 200 ford e 250 vans with 5.4. he does all the overhauls and said some have 3 and some have 4. if the cut out is not there on the other side of the upper main cap then it is only 3.
I sent a file as well to remind you that you need new main cap bolts, not side bolts.