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Re: Graf water pump
# > I just installed a WP/timing belt/idler pulley [and lifters] in the
# > '88 5kCSQW early this morning.
# How did you pull/refit the idler? Special tools?
... actually I sorta lucked out. I had never pulled an idler before,
and I looked at the diagram in Bentley showing the special tool. I
assumed that a standard puller could be used to force against the cen-
ter of the pulley (no I didn't look at the new idler I had sitting on
the shelf!). What ended up happening was the gear puller was pulling
upward against the front body rail as I tightened it ... I left the
puller engaged while I did other things, and then when I went back the
pulley was loose enough to wiggle out!
I guess I need to look into the special tool a bit closer to see how
it is supposed to work!
To install the new pulley I pressed it into the indentation in the oil
pump by hand, and then used the mounting bolt to snug it in.
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