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Old 02-27-2006, 12:21 PM   #11
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With grinding down the sleeve, would that not cause a little more vibration under the hood on count of the engine?
I have not done the job yet, but will be needing to before too long.
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With grinding down the sleeve, would that not cause a little more vibration under the hood on count of the engine?
I have not done the job yet, but will be needing to before too long.
I didn't grind down mine, I just loosened the other 2 legs. If you want to grind it down, grind off the amount of a washer or two, then after you get the spacer in place, but the washers in and tighten.
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I believe that the grinding was done only to take an edge off since it'* hard to slip that "sleeve" back in, as tight as the fit is. When I did mine, it was obvious that some mechanic had already done that to mine.

Notice grinding someone did. I don't think any length was taken out.
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Ok, so the focus was wrong, but you can still see what I'm talking about.
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That is right I ground just the edge to help tilt it in. Now on the 96 K engine. Is idler pulley reverse thread or standard. I searched and didn't get a clear answer. I don't want to break the tensioner and figure pulley is orginal 75k on it and want to change it.
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I believe yours is same as mine and should be reverse thread.
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On a scale from 1-10 how tough is it doing in the grass in your back yard with a simple socket set and a short fuse?
Of course the "E" socket...
But you will, for most car repairs, need a heavy fuse, the equivalent of a big ol 60 amp.

Funny tho, looking in the stupid hanes manual, I think they say to remove the engine mount and support the engine. that of course is the hard way.
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Funny tho, looking in the stupid hanes manual, I think they say to remove the engine mount and support the engine. that of course is the hard way.
That is exactly what they say in the stupid Haynes, one of the reasons I started this thread. IMO Haynes is the worst manual you can get for our cars. Only slightly better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick. If you need a manual, get the Chiltons' or better yet the FSMs.
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Thx for the reverse thread info. "Someone" should add the belt replacement procedure to the Maint/repair thread since it is a common ? and the server is getting full. Are any of the gods listening. I thought it was listed when tech info was listed as common problems.
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Thx for the reverse thread info. "Someone" should add the belt replacement procedure to the Maint/repair thread since it is a common ? and the server is getting full. Are any of the gods listening. I thought it was listed when tech info was listed as common problems.
Talk to willwren, billboost, or one of the other mods about that. BillBoost is usually the most prompt about answering such questions (I have bugged him many a times)
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