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Old 10-17-2014, 12:39 AM   #131
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If it won't seat with the shaft removed, check the pump and the inside of the timing cover where the pump installs to see if there are any burrs or debris blocking it from seating. It should slide in easily.
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Old 10-17-2014, 12:58 AM   #132
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The oil pump and dist both won't go back in. Only thing I can think is the temperature dropped and the cover shrunk just enough for them to not go back in. They definitely don't slide back in. I'm at a loss right now.
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Old 10-17-2014, 01:09 AM   #133
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leave the pump sitting beside the timing cover overnight.....chase girls, play with the dog...... whatever, get a clear head and try again. sometimes a guy is just at something to long.
this is from many years experience.
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Yeah, or throw the oil pump and distributor in the freezer
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Took a break last night. It was too cold and dark anyway lol. I'll try again this morning. Thanks for the help.
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Old 10-17-2014, 10:49 PM   #136
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I ended up having to put the oil pump and the dist in the freezer for a while. That and a little taparoo from a hammer and they went it. Guess the big temperature difference had an effect somewhat. Borrowing a timing light tonight and timing in the morning, It's beer 30! Thanks for the help!
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Old 10-17-2014, 10:59 PM   #137
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Congrats! Glad to hear you got it back together
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Old 11-10-2014, 12:20 PM   #138
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It's a pain in the ass, that's for sure. I wouldn't remove the guide completely, you risk the chain cutting through the timing cover water jacket and filling the oil pan with coolant. Make sure the oil passage from the to the tensioner is clear but spraying it out with some brake cleaner and a straw. The best option might very well be some sort of spacer on the end of the tensioner. I saw a write up somewhere on another forum once in which a guy did just that. Try google and see if you can find something.
I agree. I replaced everything this past Friday. Used the OSK (OE) kit. No modifications to the tensioner. Nissan oil filter and 5w30. No rattle for now. We will see.
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anyone point me in the direction for additional steps for a 4x4?
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This how-to is about half done. There is really no difference in replacing the chain on a 2wd and a 4wd. The pictures in my thread are from a 97 4wd. And honestly it's damn near the same thing as replacing the timing chain on my 1970 Datsun 521. http://www.infamousnissan.com/forum/...ad.php?t=33948
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