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I installed a new timing chain and I can't get the fuel pump back on. Installation of the new timing chain required me to turn the engine over thereby changing fuel pump eccentric location from when I took off the fuel pump.

Do I just need to bump the engine a few times so that the fuel pump eccentric is in the correct position? If so, is it just trial and error to get the pump on?

Thanks.
 

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Yes. Be patient. When you bump it over I suggest doing it with the coil cable unplugged.
 

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Yep I had the same issue. Rotated the motor and it went right in.
 

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Or just push harder on the fuel pump. It will go on in any position.

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"If it doesnt fit, force it. If it breaks then it needed to be replaced anyway"
 

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The problem with forcing it is that it shifts and the bolts won't start. Doable on a engine stand but a PITA when your leaning over a fender.
 

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As they have said, it will go in with the eccentric in any position. There is no right or wrong position. It's just easier when you are not pushing so hard against the spring on the fuel pump. Just bump the engine, try it. If it's still hard bump it again until it goes in fairly easy.
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