Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Just finished doing this repair on my 04 with 6000 miles on it. The original thrust washers were galled and showing noticeable wear, plus there was excessive clearance (aka slop) between the circlips. Im really glad I took it apart to replace that junk. I put in all new parts as shown in the bulletin, and now the shaft is nice and tight with 0.6mm clearance. This job is a PITA and it took me 4 hours to do. Hopefully you have small fingers! On the plus side, I was due for a coolant change and oil change anyway.