I'm wondering if anyone can help me decide what my next course of action should be to fix my ACCT.
Just got done trying the Grambo Trick on my ACCT, but it didn't work. Nothing felt stuck. I did feel spring resistance as I turned the rod, but I don't know what a healthy spring feels like. The rod turned with moderate pressure.
After Grambo didn't work, I started the engine with the main upper ACCT housing bolt removed and was able to observe the movement of the inner threaded rod. The clacking sound definitely coincides with the rod winding up against the spring and then releasing back to its resting position repeatedly. Is this movement normal, or should the rod be relatively stationary?
If I simply hold a flathead screwdriver against the rod with light pressure, I can stop the movement and the clacking sound goes away. I guess that's essentially what an MCCT would do.
Does this indicate that I need to replace the ACCT spring? I found the TOC Manufacturing rebuild kit and confirmed they are still selling it.
If I do replace the ACCT spring, what level of mechanical knowledge do I need? Oil leaked from the bottom ACCT when I tried Grambo on it. I assume I should drain the oil first if I remove the ACCTs to replace the springs. I also read through the moonmist instructions (found in Wayback machine), but I don't know how to position pistons. That sounds over my current skill level.
Sorry for my lack of terminology and THANK YOU to anyone who can help me navigate through this. It's the only thing wrong with an otherwise perfect sled
Edit: for anyone interested in DIY MCCT, this thread seems to be the best info. If you want to buy an MCCT kit, TOC Manufacturing is where you go.