Seen from the front passenger side, showing
the aluminum heat shield in place.
There is one small bolt and two small nuts that
have to be removed to be able to remove the heat shield.
Seen from the same location with the heat
After removing the heat
shield, you can see the turbocharger, located in about the center of
the photo. The rusty part of the turbocharger is the exhaust
turbine which powers the aluminum-housed compressor. The turbine
housing is made of cast iron and, unless the turbocharger is new, will
be rusty because it becomes hot when the engine is running.
Showing the top of the linkage, located
between the rusty (normal) turbine and the aluminum compressor housing.
arrow points to upper clevis (joint) of the linkage. To remove
the pin, carefully remove the snap ring. I say carefully because
I am the Voice of Experience From The Past. Although I haven't
had it happen on this particular chore, those snap rings have a habit
of "escaping" as you pry them off. They will propel themselves to
somewhere in the next county, forcing you to resort to the junque pile
or an auto parts store.
After removing the snap ring, push the pin out of the yoke so the link
is free at the top. If you are lucky, the bottom link isn't stuck
and the link will move freely. If more than even slight
resistance to movement is felt, the actuator must be removed. If
the link moves, you can locate the bottom yoke by feel. A small
gob of your favorite hith-temperature wheel bearing grease applied to
both of the clevis joints should do fine. After applying the
grease and before replacing the top pin, work the link back and forth
to make sure the grease is going into the joint.
Do NOT be tempted to oil or grease the lever where it goes into the
turbine housing! At best, the grease will simply melt and
evaporate. At worst, you might have a small fire. Either
way, there will be smoke.
I didn't photograph how to remove the actuator but it has to be removed
from the bottom. Follow the link down to the bottom. That
is the actuator. There is an electrical plug that has to be
removed and, as I recall, a couple of bolts mounting it. It
requires a little dexterity but isn't really difficult and the chassis
doesn't need to be raised unless you are an unusually "large"