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Thread: 73 MFI crossbar return spring install/adjust

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    Thank you. Is there one on each side of the bearing in the driver side? Looking at the diagram it looks that way, then followed by a circlip. I don’t have any shims on my car and the shaft has some left to right play, I think with the shims the spring won’t be able to come out of the hole.

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    If use 2 shims, one on each side of the driver side bearing I can’t use the circlip as the bar doesn’t pass through far enough.

    Any ideas?

    Also is there an adjustment for the solenoid? My set screw is off to the side and doesn’t make full direct contact with it. Maybe just bend the mounting bracket for the solenoid?

  3. #23
    So remove one shim washer and that should allow attachment of the circlip. If so try your local Ace hdw. for two washers that are the same thickness as the one thickness that works.
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    Had a quite similar problem with my fresh rebuild 2,4TE. We did not replace the crossbar return spring.
    After adjusting the length of the pull rods the crossbar returned firmly.

    But when we had the microswitch installed, the crossbar didn't returned all way back, when we released the throttle pedal slowly.
    We adjusted the switch center to align with the screw and greased the roller in the lever of the flapper box but the tension of the old spring was still too low to push the microswitch.

    Adding grease and another turn to the spring finally helped.

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