f. Installation. Refer to figure 3-31 and install the
(1) Inspect the idler gear for broken, cracked
idler gear and shaft assembly and secure shaft with
or chipped teeth.
retaining screw. Position idler gear stud and idler
(2) Inspect the shaft for scoring or pitting.
gear into crankcase assembly with the oil groove in
(3) Replace damaged or excessively worn gear
idler gear stud facing up. Maintain a .003 to .004
inch clearance between idler gear and shoulder of
e. Reassembly. Refer to figure 3-31B and
reassemble idler gear and shaft.
Figure 3-31. Idler gear and shaft, removal, disassembly,
reassembly and installation.