82 goldwing lights and fan


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apache137
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82 goldwing lights and fan

Postby apache137 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:22 pm



hi i have an 82 goldwing interstate that i just picked up not running needs a fuel pump. when i hook the battery up all the lights come on even with the key off and then when i turn the key on the cooling fan starts running do you guys have any ideas on where to start with these problems thanks



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Re: 82 goldwing lights and fan

Postby apache137 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:30 pm

also forgot to mention i have no lights in the instrument cluster either

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Re: 82 goldwing lights and fan

Postby goldminerusa » Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:57 pm

I`d start with the ignition switch, clean the contacts and switch base with spray type contact cleaner and go from there.

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Re: 82 goldwing lights and fan

Postby apache137 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:04 am

ok i will try that thanks :D

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Re: 82 goldwing lights and fan

Postby apache137 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:36 pm

ok new problem i pulled the fuel pump off and checked to see if the cam moved when i cranked the motor over and it doesnt. am i safe to assume that i have a broken timing belt or tension-er and does that damage the motor in anyway?

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Re: 82 goldwing lights and fan

Postby goldminerusa » Mon Jul 30, 2012 4:48 pm

i assume by your responce that the bike now has electric power? has lights and the starter turns the engine? to answer your question if the pump gear isn`t turning then the cam isn`t turning. i wouldn`t keep using the starter to turn the engine over , fact is i wouldn`t do any thing till i found out what else isn`t doing what its sipposed to. remove the valve cover(s) and check to see the valves are ok , ditto the cam covers. wouldn`t want to see more damage but for alittle snooping around.

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Re: 82 goldwing lights and fan

Postby apache137 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:36 pm

ok how do i check to see if the valves are ok? it looks like the top to rockers are not contacting the valves at all

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Re: 82 goldwing lights and fan

Postby goldminerusa » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:08 pm

I`m a backyard mechanic. That said, a broken valves springs will be loose under the rocker arm when the valve is closed, or when the rocker arm is not touching the tip of the valve. a .003 feeler gauge will slide between the rocker and the valve tip. since you say the engine was turning with the starter it seems not likely. abetter way is to turn the engine with a socket wrench on the stator nut, left side rear top, remove plug, and turn the nut clockwise only, i think its a 17mm, plug and nut. That way if some thing is broken internally you can stop before making things worse. What was the problem that caused no lights or electrics and what did you find when you pulled the cam covers?

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Re: 82 goldwing lights and fan

Postby apache137 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:21 pm

there is a good 1/8th inch between the top 2 rockers and valves havent pulled the timing belt covers yet i will do that this weekend but i know the cam isnt moving

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Re: 82 goldwing lights and fan

Postby apache137 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:58 pm

ok pulled the head on right side 2 bent valves no piston damage though when i pulled the timing belt cover i found that the crank gear bolt had backed out and sheared the pin on the front gear. how do i get the gears all the way off of the crank do i need a special puller?

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Re: 82 goldwing lights and fan

Postby goldminerusa » Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:47 pm

If the keyways in the timing belt drive pulleys have sheared, i`m not surprised they wont come off. I`d try a bearing separator between the rear pulley backing plate and the block, and lots of PB Blaster or Freeze-Off. Or. Heat with a torch and pull one at a time. Or. Use the separator and pull one at a time. Or, heat and separate. Remember the block is 2 halves bolted together, and that seam is behind the rear pulley plate, you don`t want to crack a block half. Since the pulley keyways are sheared, the pulleys will need to be replaced, i suppose you could cut the pulleys off with a torch if all else fails. Remember the pulleys bolt to the crankshaft snout, be careful here. Hope this helps.

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Re: 82 goldwing lights and fan

Postby apache137 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:46 pm

ok got the gears off just have to retap the crank thannks for the help




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