Originally Posted by maniac57
Beating the gear on is a bad way to fix a simple problem.
Even replacing the gear and key won't cost more than a few bucks...
A mangled crank keyway will run a lot more.
Ya, I know I was just taking out some frustration. I had already made that motor a candidate for my first rebuild. I had ruined the seal the night before when I stupidly heated the gear trying to get it off without a puller.
I had purchased two and fixed the second one properly. It will be fun to tear this one down and rebuild it.
Thanks to all you guys for showing me how to fix it...