I had said that I felt like it was out of time just days after the repair but I really couldn’t prove it easily. Maybe I’m just expecting too much, right? How about, WRONG. So this time I pull things apart, I find more than just marks miss aligned. I find this:
That is … pretty much par for the course with us.
Today I managed to get in and out of the local salvage yard with a new sprocket and woodruff key (And that Front Passenger Wheel Bearing I needed) with out much hassle. A really good deal, as I didn’t expect the Bad Tranny to still be around there. Sadly, the Bad Tranny is a 94/7 bolt crank and won’t be able to help us any more than what she has.
As of now, I can’t get the counter-balance sprocket to come up to replace the key. A good look, even at the photo, shows that where the key sits is really … really screwed up. If this works, I wouldn’t expect it to last a month.
One thing to note, for reference, is that a 94 7 bolt 4G63 with an automatic has the same sprocket as a 91 6 bolt manual. They’re identical, in case you’re looking for that answer. The woodruff keys appear to match as well, but I do still need to confirm that.