83 ASPENCADE OUTPUT SHAFT GEAR


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83 ASPENCADE OUTPUT SHAFT GEAR

Postby PRACTIKALGUY » Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:59 am



When I pulled off the rear cover to fix the starter clutch, the output shaft came out and the gear it sits in seems to just be sitting back there. I put the shaft back in thru the gear and it rotates fine, but is that normal? Does that gear just "float" there unless the output shaft is connected?



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Re: 83 ASPENCADE OUTPUT SHAFT GEAR

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:17 pm

Yes, this is normal. The service manual even mentions that this can happen.

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Re: 83 ASPENCADE OUTPUT SHAFT GEAR

Postby PRACTIKALGUY » Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:21 pm

One question: when replacing the rear cover, do you have to do something special with the pulse generator shaft? I tried to line up what looks like a little pin on the end of the shaft with a notch on the engine side. Anyway, the cover went on, but was a bit stubborn the last 1/4 inch or so.

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Re: 83 ASPENCADE OUTPUT SHAFT GEAR

Postby moffat » Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:19 am

I place the pulse generator notch in the vertical position and the pulse generator shaft pin also in vertical position whilst having a spanner on the alternator bolt via the removable plug in the rear case just in case it needs a little jiggle. Its easy to see the pulse generator shaft fitting in if you keep you eye on it via the decreasing gap between the casings. They can be a bit stiff at the last 1/4 inch due to the two locating dowels mating up between the casings. Ensure you have a new gasket though.




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