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Lost keyway on vp44

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I was putting a vp44 on today and the key way feel off!
Any gud suggestions? I am assuming pull off the timing cover?
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well do do that quite yest, you might get lucky like i did, i just pulled the power stering pump out of the cover and it fell right out. but besure to replace the seal for it, i didnt and now it leaks.
 

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Front cover isn't too bad. I broke my timing pin off of my 92 while doing an overhead and that's how I got it out. Just be sure to replace the crank seal. My luck if I tried the PS pump, it would have fallen into the oilpan for sure!
Best of luck to you
 

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Once you do locate the key secure it next time with super glue, I read it works quite well in one of Mopar1973Man's tech articles.
 

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Another trick I learned from the Youtube video to secure the woodruff key, is prior to installation, take it out, lay it on it's side, using a center punch and hammer, strike it a couple of places on each side to raise up some material. Then gently tap it into the machined keyway slot, with the arrow pointing towards the pump. This gives it a snug press fit. It stayed in place for me last week. I didn't have access to any super glue at the time. Good luck!
 
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Another trick I learned from the Youtube video to secure the woodruff key, is prior to installation, take it out, lay it on it's side, using a center punch and hammer, strike it a couple of places on each side to raise up some material. Then gently tap it into the machined keyway slot, with the arrow pointing towards the pump. This gives it a snug press fit. It stayed in place for me last week. I didn't have access to any super glue at the time. Good luck!
Excellent post. You even used the proper terminology! I read the title of this thread and I was like, what? Lost the "keyway"?
 
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