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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-09-2006, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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TOC ACCT springs

Great news, I got the front ACCT off without damaging anything.

Now for the bad news, I have no idea what I'm doing. I'm apparently not doing it right, 'cause the spring just goes in there, and the plunger just screws on. I'm not sure what it is that I'm supposed to be fighting, that is so hard. Can somebody fill me in?

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You've got to screw the plunger down into the housing before reattaching it. The tricky part... without letting the screw unscrew, place the assembly back into the engine and rebolt. Now you can let it unscrew.
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Okay, so why can't I screw the plunger all they way in, then put it in the housing, and then screw the "screw" in a turn?

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Once the ACCT is in the engine, the screw should be able to be screwed out(loosen the tension), but not in(tighten the tension) because it should be tight against the cam chain.


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I'm slowly getting this. Somehow I keep ending up with the tension the wrong way. When I turn the screw ccw, the plunger wants to screw out, when I let go, the plunger screws back in.

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you should be turning the screw CW to retract the plunger. i made a small tool (template for tool is in the yahoo group files) to turn the screw but small enoungh to keep in the ACCT until the housing is reattached to the engine. i used a piece of duct tape to hold the tool in place in the screw so it wouldn't unwind until the reattachment once in place.
i took the tool out and the plunger then made contact with the tensioner. did the whole job in a little over an hour. put about 2,000 miles on it and its nice & quiet.

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I'm getting the idea that I've got a counter-screw problem here. I can't screw the screw in, because it unscrews the plunger. I'm apparently CW and CCW inept. If I could understand how it works - I do, but there is some kind of mental block.

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you should be turning the screw CW to retract the plunger. i made a small tool (template for tool is in the yahoo group files) to turn the screw but small enoungh to keep in the ACCT until the housing is reattached to the engine. i used a piece of duct tape to hold the tool in place in the screw so it wouldn't unwind until the reattachment once in place.
i took the tool out and the plunger then made contact with the tensioner. did the whole job in a little over an hour. put about 2,000 miles on it and its nice & quiet.

good luck, john

I will look into this and see what I can figure out. Thanks. If I get this figured out, I may make a video for the other cylinder. Do you think anyone would be interested?

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I don't like Yahoo. Couldn't find it.

SO, before I put this back in, when you release the spring, the plunger only moves a little over an eighth inch, correct?

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moves more like an inch when its out of the engine. are you pre-loading the spring before you retract the plunger into its housing?
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