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Old 06-11-2012, 02:00 PM
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2.3 crank wont turn.

I changed the crank on a 78 2.3 to an 89 2.3 crank, replaced all the bearings and the crank won't turn with the mains tight, loosen the mains and it turns. Factory crank with standard bearings. What am I doing wrong?
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Wrong bearings?
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I changed the crank on a 78 2.3 to an 89 2.3 crank, replaced all the bearings and the crank won't turn with the mains tight, loosen the mains and it turns. Factory crank with standard bearings. What am I doing wrong?
assuming you have the correct bearings (use plastiguage to verify)

Loosen the the mains, apply lube to the bearings & crank, with the bearings only snug, turn the crank by hand (with a wrench), tighten a little more, turn again......yes your arm will get tired but this is how it is done, assuming you have the correct bearing and bolt torque settings......
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Got it fixed, rod had a shoulder and would get hung up, ground it off and it spins
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