1986 Mustang SVO auxiliary shaft. - Ford Mustang Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-25-2009 Thread Starter
Rookie
 
Noghri23t's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2009
Location: Arlington
Posts: 4
 
1986 Mustang SVO auxiliary shaft.

I have an auxiliary shaft that has two damaged teeth on the gear. I am wondering if anyone has had to do this repair. My shop manual is not clear on whether you have to drop the oil pan to complete the repair. I had to leave the car at my brother’s house which is 3 hour drive away. I have three 2.3 turbo parts engines equally far away in the opposite direction. Obviously, I do not have the car or the engines here to look at. I plan on replacing the auxiliary shaft and I am trying to determine if this is a repair which will require a lift or an engine hoist. Does anyone know if a used auxiliary shaft will be ok to put in it? I would replace the shaft seal, auxiliary shaft bearings, and the distributor gear with new parts. If this repair is going to require more than a day or more tools than i can carry in my 95 gt down there, i might break down and send it to a repair shop. Also, if a new auxiliary shaft needs to be purchased, does anyone know where to get a good price? The only one I have been able to locate on the net so far is Search Results auxiliary shaft
Noghri23t is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-25-2009
Made Member
 
DBT4220's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Wallops Island
Posts: 565
 
Send a message via AIM to DBT4220
is that the teeth to drive the dist. or the teeth that drive the belt?

Certified Brakes
Certified Suspension & Alignments
Certified Electrical
OSHA Certified


"There's some people who just couldn't trouble shoot themselves out of a wet paper bag"
DBT4220 is offline  
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-25-2009 Thread Starter
Rookie
 
Noghri23t's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2009
Location: Arlington
Posts: 4
 
It's the teeth that drive the distributor. both the gear on the distributor and the auxiliary shaft inside the engine are damaged.
I replaced the distributor and drove the car for about 15 miles and pulled out the new distrubutor and checked it and its wearing the new distributors gear down pretty quick.
Noghri23t is offline  
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-26-2009
Made Member
 
NavySVO's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 1,857
 
Sounds like at sometime or another someone has installed a high pressure oil pump and it is eating up the gears.

Cheap, Fast, Reliable. You can only pick two.
Kurt 85 SVO
NavySVO is offline  
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-26-2009 Thread Starter
Rookie
 
Noghri23t's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2009
Location: Arlington
Posts: 4
 
I really don't think it's an oil pump. I just got the car and it has cat back exhaust and k&n air filter are the only mods. I've been told this is a common problem on 2.3L with or without turbo.
Noghri23t is offline  
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-27-2009
Made Member
 
NavySVO's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 1,857
 
So you have owned the car since new? If not, someone could have done work to the car before you have owned it.
I am just relaying common information on what normally eats up these gears as you have explained it.

The only other recommendation I would have is to get a new matching Aux shaft and distributor gear and see where things go from there. Stock replacement auto store parts should work fine. In addition, many 2.3s have lasted just fine on the OEM ones. Ford still carries these, but I cannot provide the cost of them.

Cheap, Fast, Reliable. You can only pick two.
Kurt 85 SVO
NavySVO is offline  
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-27-2009 Thread Starter
Rookie
 
Noghri23t's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2009
Location: Arlington
Posts: 4
 
Ford sells it for 109$ I am having a hard time finding bearings. Have not looked for gaskets and seals. I bought the car last week and the guy I bought it from was not very mechanically inclined. He was the second owner and bought it with 55k on it. It now has only 98. I think it's all stock and suspect the reason it was such a good deal is because he did not want to go that deep into the motor. Is there a way to do this repair without pulling the motor? I've been told that cam bearing installation tool is too big to be used on the engine while in the car unless you pull radiator, condensor and front bumper. I know it is a BETTER idea to pull the pan and clean it out but I can't where the car is now because it's 200 miles from home. I need to get the shaft in it so I can bring it home and work on it here.
Noghri23t is offline  
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-24-2011
Rookie
 
TurboRanger's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Hermiston
Posts: 15
 
Send a message via AIM to TurboRanger
I have the same problem with a 2.3L turbo in a 88 t-bird. What is the part number they gave you for aux shaft?
TurboRanger is offline  
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-24-2011
MODERATOR
2.3L Member
 
mg man 75's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: Elkhorn
Posts: 4,263
           
If it is that far away. Rent a dolly. Around 50 bucks. Cheaper if rent it and return it to same place over a weekend. That is what I did. I am with Navy. Pull the pan. Probably easier to pull motor etc. The metal shaving, teeth went somewhere. Change the oil pump. Maybe has funk in pan. I had a 2.3t in a 100 dollar car that ate the distributor shaft. Torn it down and it had a 1/2 of funk in pan. Maurice

1989 Mustang 2.3 turbo, rebuilt SVO motor, 88 computer,vam upgrade, adjustable boost control, intercooler, c-4 trans, 7.5 345 turbocoupe rearend, motorsport driveshaft, Black interior.


AFM FORUM MODERATOR
mg man 75 is offline  
BOSS Member
2.3L Member
 
TOM RENZO's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Danbury
Posts: 3,905
 
Welcome to the world of 2.3 FORDS. Head gaskets Dizzy gears and aux shaft failure. Once the gears fail its mandatory to remove the pan and get the junk out. You will need a new shaft and gear. I would use a billet shaft and a bronze gear. The shaft is expensive but worth it. Other than that a new shaft is available from ford. The dizzy gear is only available from a parts store. This is one of the reasons that heavy oils should not be used in a 2.3 Ford. Never use anything heavier than a 10-30 in the winter and 15-40 in the summer. Also always worm up the engine sufficiently before starting out. I have a mod for the dizzy that supplies full oil preasure spray on the dizzy gear. Peace Tom

HAVE YOU DRIVEN A FORD LATELY!!!

"As I lay rubber down the street, I pray for traction I can keep, but if I spin and begin to slide, please dear God protect my ride"

I SPEND MONEY I DON'T HAVE, TO BUILD CARS I DON'T NEED,TO IMPRESS PEOPLE I DON'T KNOW.
TOM RENZO is offline  
MODERATOR
2.3L Member
 
mg man 75's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: Elkhorn
Posts: 4,263
           
I guess that is reason I have had no problems. My cars get about a 5 minute warm up. They say it is a waste. But constantly get 180,000 to 287,000 miles out of our Ford service trucks. None using oil and very minor breakdown. Maurice

1989 Mustang 2.3 turbo, rebuilt SVO motor, 88 computer,vam upgrade, adjustable boost control, intercooler, c-4 trans, 7.5 345 turbocoupe rearend, motorsport driveshaft, Black interior.


AFM FORUM MODERATOR
mg man 75 is offline  
BOSS Member
2.3L Member
 
TOM RENZO's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Danbury
Posts: 3,905
 
Yes maurice its definately a plus. Not only that it gets everything wormed up like the tranny and the engine oil. The 2.3 is a killer on those aux shafts and gear. Peace tom

HAVE YOU DRIVEN A FORD LATELY!!!

"As I lay rubber down the street, I pray for traction I can keep, but if I spin and begin to slide, please dear God protect my ride"

I SPEND MONEY I DON'T HAVE, TO BUILD CARS I DON'T NEED,TO IMPRESS PEOPLE I DON'T KNOW.
TOM RENZO is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Mustang Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a VALID email address for yourself, otherwise you will not receive the necessary confirmation email needed to confirm, validate and activate your new AFM member account.

Failure to provide a VALID email address, will result in the cancellation of your new AFM member account registration.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182