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Old 11-10-2012, 03:28 PM   #1
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Question Help!!! Pivot axle won't go in!

Trying to put my pivot axle Back in but it won't go!
First issue is the left size spacer isn't in line with the pivot axle... But there is enough play in the engine the I can get them to line up-- it's a tight fit but it works.

My question is does the left side spacer sit all the way in the rubber coated bushing? It slides in about 3/8-1/2" fine but won't sit flush in the back... Do I wack it in until its completely seated?
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Old 11-10-2012, 03:55 PM   #2
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I am guessing it will seat itself once torqued to spec... Confirm? Refute?
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:00 PM   #3
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Make sure you can push it in by hand.

If you have to push/pull/hammer it is not right.

When pushing the shaft in it will hit the self in the axle.

Spin the axle slow and gentle push it in. You may have to lift or lower the engine a tad to get it to go in.
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Thank you!
For future knobs like me... Using the other axle from the left side meeting in the middle helped guide the pivot axle in true!

Still needed some playing with the engine, but it is as RSC describes above. It was totally an alignment issue with me as the engine dropped a bit without the pivot axle.
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I am guessing it will seat itself once torqued to spec... Refute?
NOT a good idea. Use a lift to align things properly. If it doesn't slide fairly easy, somethin' ain't right.
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