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Old 02-16-2017, 04:17 PM   #1
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I need to adjust my rt headlight bucket. It is tight to the outside but otherwise good. Can I shift the bucket to the passenger side with out removing or making other adjustments If so how? I am trying to keep from pulling the hood.

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I'm a bit confused by your description. You mention that it's the rt bucket and tight to the "outside". Then you ask if it can be shifted to the "passenger side "? Isn't the rt outside the passenger side?


Anyway, maybe you were confusing the two so, if there's a little play at the Y stop (inside) it can be shifted towards the inside by loosening the "outer" collar then pushing the bucket over and re-tightening the collar. It's a bit of a PITA to do but I've done it before using a mirror, small LED flashlight and my Helen Keller "feelers" without having to remove anything. The collar uses an Allen wrench and you may need to rotate the bucket until your able to access it. It took me a few tries before I found the correct size wrench. Maybe someone can help you with the wrench size. It will save some time if you already have the right tool.
If, on the other hand, there is NO extra movement at the Y stop, unfortunately it's time for surgery. Good luck.

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Thanks Gary.
I found the outer collar and the allen was in an accessible position with the bucket closed. I loosened the collar but it was not touching anything so it made no difference in the position. From other information I found it looked like your process should do it. Do I have to loosen the Y stop on the motor side as well? Is that splined or keyed?

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Thanks Gary.
I found the outer collar and the allen was in an accessible position with the bucket closed. I loosened the collar but it was not touching anything so it made no difference in the position. From other information I found it looked like your process should do it. Do I have to loosen the Y stop on the motor side as well? Is that splined or keyed?

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Yes, the Y stop will need to be loosed. It is splined however, your not changing it's position so that's not an issue. The bad news is that you will need to loosen the bolt that goes through the base of the Y stop which is virtually impossible to access without either removing the hood OR going through the front by removing the bumpers and grill.

Sorry, but that's the only way I know of when adjusting the Y stop. Hopefully someone else found and easier solution and will post it.

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Tom,

Here's another thought on how you MAY be able to access that Y stop pinch bolt. By removing the motor you just might be able to get a wrench or socket on that bolt and be able to loosen it just enough to move it on the shaft and allow the extra play you need. If so, be sure you also loosen the outer collar then re-tighten it and, the Y stop afterwards. Hope this helps. Good luck!

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Thanks Gary. Mike Geary suggested that as well and it worked! I pulled the motor today and that did the trick. Made the access to the stop bracket much easier All adjusted now.

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Glad hear you were able to get it done.

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