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Wisconsin VH4D Idler Gear Side Clearance


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Default Wisconsin VH4D Idler Gear Side Clearance

On re-installation of the idler gear on my VH4D the manual states "Maintain .003 to .004 inch clearance between idler gear and shoulder of shaft". I'm not really understanding this, I pressed the shaft back in (gently) and obviously the more you seat it the tighter the bearings would be. Where is the measurement taken? Does it mean perceptable slop in the gear? Any help would be appreciated - I've seen pictures of when this gear fails and I dont want to experience that!
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Default Re: Wisconsin VH4D Idler gear side clearance

Slip a .004 feeler between the shoulder of the shaft that holds the gear on. It's usually a tight press on the shaft so getting that .004 will require some judicious tapping on the shaft. Yes it's that easy then lock down the set screws.
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Guess I'm overthinking it, I'll look at it tomorrow. Thanks for the help!
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Default Re: Wisconsin VH4D Idler gear side clearance

Easy peasy. You'll be done with it in one minute and it's good for the next forty years. Got it too tight? Just slide hammer it out a bit and try it again. Been there done that.
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