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Please, need help with this. The Service Manual instructions refer to:

Sprocket Alignment
(copied verbatum)

Check the sprocket alignment before the primary drive components are removed. A spacer located behind the compensating sprocket shaft extension aligns the compensation sprocket with the clutch sprocket.

1. To align the sprockets, snug the chain tension and push primary chain
inward as far as it will go at both the engine compensating sprocket and
the clutch sprocket.

2. Check sprocket alignment.

a. Place a straightedge across the chain sideplates.

b. With a dial caliper, measure the distance from the straightedge to
the gasket surface as close to the engine compensating sprocket
as possible. Record this measurement.

c. Repeat the procedure near the clutch sprocket.

The difference in the two measurements will be the spacer thickness that needs to be added or subtracted (if necessary)

3. See Table 6-1. Calculate spacer thickness.

a. The difference between the two measurements must be within
0.030 in. (0.76 mm) for proper primary chain alignment.

b. A difference greater than 0.030 in. (0.76 mm) indicates a variable
thickness spacer should be removed or installed on the engine
sprocket shaft between the alternator rotor and the shaft extension.


Why is this necessary for removal and does anybody have any tips to help me.

Thank you
 

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I'm guessing it would be a preventive measure. You're finding out if you'll need spacers while everything is still tight. Checking alignment after reinstalling the sprocket may not give accurate readings.
 

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Thank you, job complete, down to the wiring harness.
 
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