Originally Posted by BarManBean
Why are you pulling on it with pliers? Seems like that's more force than necessary to check for shaft play...not sure though...?
So that my big fat hand wasn't blocking the light.
I wasn't pulling super hard, but yes, I probably got a little more of a lever arm than if I were pulling with my fingers. Suffice it to say that there was a slightly, but only slightly, smaller amount of movement with my fingers.