rkmhd wrote:It looked like a glue... I scraped it with a screwdriver. It turned out to be some old dust mixed with some grease, and belt dust from over the years.
I just don't see how it can be adjusted any at all. I must be missing something. With the gear all the way pack you can see it sits perfectly where the gear is missing/worn away. If there was a new gear to replace it with there wouldn't be much gear bite to work the stock up and down the track.
Glad to hear it wasn't really 'glue'!
Cannot tell for sure, but your pix appear to indicate the gear is 'low' relative to the worm gear. Are all the retaining clips in place(3)? Is the bottom of the gear worn? Maybe a washer will could 'raise' it, but I do not see the two pins disengaging the pinion gear either. It is possible the 'glued' shaft has dropped down? I now believe the shaft is finely splined and was driven into the casting boss. Does much of the 'splined' portion extend below the boss?
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