stuck pulse generators


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stuck pulse generators

Postby buford851 » Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:59 pm



I am trying to change timing belts on my 96 se. I have taken the screws out of the pulse generators, but they will not budge. Is there some trick to getting them off? I don't really want to pry on them. Thanks.



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Re: stuck pulse generators

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:57 pm

buford851 wrote:I am trying to change timing belts on my 96 se. I have taken the screws out of the pulse generators, but they will not budge. Is there some trick to getting them off? I don't really want to pry on them. Thanks.


I'm not sure what you're looking at. There are no screws, there are two bolts holding the brackets of each of the two pulse generators:

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Once those bolts are removed, the pulse generators should just fall free.

That said, the lower pulse generator does not need to be removed - just remove the lower bolt and loosen the upper bolt, then slide it to one side - that will give you the clearance you need. The upper pulse generator does need to be removed however.

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Re: stuck pulse generators

Postby buford851 » Tue Nov 17, 2015 2:15 pm

I have removed all the bolts. The pulse generators will not move. I don't believe the belts have ever been changed. If i try to wiggle them, they will not budge. Would it hurt anything to use some wd40 On them? The original belts are still in there, so I'm not worried about ruining them. Thanks for replying.

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Re: stuck pulse generators

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Nov 17, 2015 2:56 pm

I would try a few sharp taps on the mounting brackets (NOT the pulse generators themselves). Once the bolts are gone, there is really nothing still holding the brackets in place. If you could get under the edge of one of the brackets and give it a tap outward (a small slide hammer with a claw would be perfect), that would likely work even better.

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Re: stuck pulse generators

Postby buford851 » Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:15 pm

I got them off by getting behind the brackets and pushing out....hooray!!

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Re: stuck pulse generators

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:12 pm

Now that they're out, I guess you can see why they hang up. I had the same issue when I did my timing belts a couple of months ago. The bracket has a collar ? I don't know how else to describe it. Anyway, that 'collar' recesses into the mounting hole, very tightly. I assume it is to assure that the device is precisely aligned to the pulley. I had to play with mine to get them off, as well. Maybe it's just a "first time around" issue, and it is easier the second time. Anyway, it was not your imagination.




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