Originally Posted by bigj6360
So, I know this has been a long time but I am finding myself in the same situation after grabbing up a 96 regal. The check valve crumbled and fell apart when replacing the tensioner.
How did you get the check valve out of the new unit without breaking it? If you remember.
Ya that'* been a while. I used a couple of small flat blade screw drivers, possibly 3, and carefully worked it out. Look at the pictures. See the tabs, the smaller ones towards the bottom that hold it into the adapter. You need to carefully lever those inward towards the center to release them from the adapter bore. It takes a little doing but it will come out. Just be gentle so as not to break the new plastic insert. Some wd - 40 might help to slide it out also. It definitly goes in way easier than it comes out.