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Old 05-28-2016, 02:24 PM   #11
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Yeah, I can't believe you put that hole there, either....

make a wire, bend a hook on the end...snake it through, that "god awful hole", catch the top right of the pin and rotate it CCW....once you get it to the 5K position, then turn key on...should rotate back to the correct side of the pin....

May I suggest a decorative circular pasty, to install directly on the center of the pin, that will be wide enough to cover the hole......
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Looks larger in pic but the hole is very small 5/64 drill bit, just large enough for a small paperclip.
I am not worried about looks, just functionality.
If I get a couple more years out of the car I will be lucky.
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I hate being at that stage with a vehicle. Wondering how much longer it will last. Maintenance on said vehicle deteriorates, everyday hoping oil pan falls off and engine blows up like an atomic bomb just to have enough reason to scrap it.
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Ya I hear that. I'm not looking forward to the day I say bye to the comfy PA.
What do I then replace it with? Everything new seems to be plastic junk.
With oil pressure still ok, but cold AM lifter tick now happening...
& the transmission pressure solenoids are getting really sloppy..
One may wonder when parts may soon scatter along the roadway LOL...
I can see a large new rear bumper sticker in the Pk Ave'* future!
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Never heard of this one before. Strikes me as bad stepper motor allowing too much endplay. If it'* not motion-limited I'd do like Mike says and spin it back around while powered off. It would probably take a bigger hole to do this . . . or traditional disassembly.

If you do end up disassembling I'd suggest "adding" to the peg. Even a bit of super-tiny shrink tube that adds a few millimeters would probably solve it.
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Yes I had thought about adding to the pin if I get it working again.
I think this situation also last time happened in summer temps too.
Car often gets parked in sun. Even with window sunscreen in place it can reach 125F inside.
The extra heat is probably making things sloppy.
So far I have not been able to raise the needle, but am going to try it again later in week, when it heats up again.
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Yeah I know how the sun can be, I have had 2 summers where even with a sunscreen the heat made my rear view mirror fall off.
First time that ever happened to me was due to some serious bass in the car audio system, that was acceptable though, I was actually a bit happy when I seen the bass drop, then the mirror drop and dangle by the wires, lol
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