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How to fix passenger side headlight motor will go up but not down
There is a copper cam inside the motor that gets dirty and corroded, and must be cleaned if not damaged too severely. These motors and parts are not available new. Best bet is to buy a used rebuilt motor with a guarantee. maybe off ebay. You have to pull the entire assembly out to replace that motor, make sure when reconnecting that you don't have the 2 motors out of sync with each other (one is up while the other is down... cute, but not what you want)... good luck... Chris
on Jun 21, 2014
Can't remove crankshaft timing belt pulley BOLT!
This is a simple problem to solve.
To replace the timing belt the mark on the camshaft pulley should be aligned with the engine block/valve cover and the mark on the crankshaft pulley should be aligned with the mark on the engine block.
The marks may be a white mark or an indentation.
When this is done one of the cylinders will be at TDC (Top Dead Center). In this position the ALL THE INTAKE AND EXHAUST VALVES IN THAT CYLINDER WILL BE CLOSED (compression stroke). Get the correct cylinder. Remove the spark plug in that cylinder. Back off the piston slightly and pack a length of a small diameter rope into the spark plug hole until full. Leave one end out for removal! Now when you turn the crankshaft nut the piston will push against the rope and the engine will not turn. You can get a manual from the library, auto supply shops or internet.
Some books suggests compressed air with a sparkplug adapter. That's elaborate and too noisy.
Make sure those marks are aligned on final assembly ! The valves will hit the pistons if not.
on Apr 16, 2014
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