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Fiat88 wrote:I noticed with the timing belt off that the aux shaft gear has what feels like 1/2 in of play when I turn the gear back and forth with my hand. Don't think the shaft is turning just the gear rocking. I did just replace the seal and housing gasket. Anything to worry about or did I screw up something?
Fiat88 wrote: Don't think the shaft is turning just the gear rocking.
vandor wrote:Fiat88 wrote: Don't think the shaft is turning just the gear rocking.
There should be a dowel pin in the shaft that the gear slides onto that fixes the gear to the shaft. There should be no play at all between the two.
If you have a plastic gear then the center may be starting to break loose...
vandor wrote:>Is it possible the dowel hole on the gear has worn out?
Yes, especially if the bolt was snot as tight as needed.
>Another thing was the aux shaft with the gear removed has a tiny amount of movement.
>I measured the left and right movement when the gear was on it was about 1/8 of an inch not 1/2 like I thought.
If it has 1/8" radial play (left and right, or up and down) then it sound like the front auxiliary shaft bushing is very worn.
You should not be able to feel any play, the bearing clearance should be a few thousands.
The front intake camshaft bearing is lubricated through the aux shaft front bearing, so if you have that much play in the bearing than likely that cam bearing is not getting any oil.