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jwt73 jwt73 is offline
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Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Tifton, Georgia
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needle removal

Just wanted to add one comment to this wonderfully written tech tip. I attempted what was discussed but instead of getting the screws out slowly, the needle popped free, and I thought I was homefree, until I noted that the shaft was still attached to the needle and it was broken. For those of ignorant amateurs, I can't reiterate enough the needle and black housing come off in one unit (off of the shaft), and if they don't you screwed it up. (at least this is true for an 87 carerra) If you get as far as getting the needle off without bending or breaking the shaft, then you are homefree, because Jeff Caplan @ will get you the correct gear needed to complete the job.
29 dollars including shipping and available in 4 days. Hope this helps.

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Old 11-02-2006, 05:25 PM
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