post #1 of Old 01-26-2013, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
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Help with timing chain gear removal AMC 360

Can anyone tell me how to remove the timing chain gear that is connected to the camshaft? I have removed the bolt already. I have searched around for this but can not find the answer anywhere. The TS manual I found just says to remove it without any explanation of how to remove it.



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post #2 of Old 12-30-2013, 06:34 PM
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I am at the exact same place with my 304. Probably looking at the same manual you are. No explanation at all. I plan to gently attempt a slide hammer tomorrow morning. I will let you know how it works out. I am replacing the timing set and cam but hope to re use the gear we are trying to remove. Plan to continue to look thru you tube and forum articles and if I find something helpful I will let you know, good luck.
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post #3 of Old 12-30-2013, 10:54 PM
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With a rubber hammer, try tapping it back just a bit to break it loose. Its just sitting on the shaft. If that does not work, get a 2 or 3 jaw puller and slide it off the shaft.



Not an AMC engine, but you get the idea.

Beat it to fit, paint it to match!

Wheel, Wrench, Repeat.
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post #4 of Old 12-31-2013, 09:30 AM
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I guess I was lucky. I just wiggled it a little and it slide right off.
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post #5 of Old 01-01-2014, 01:57 PM
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I would use a gear puller . I would be careful about using a mallet as you might just drive the cam back enough to knock the cam bore plug loose at the back end of the block.
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post #6 of Old 01-01-2014, 02:17 PM
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Like I said, just tap it and break it loose. You're not going to drive the cam out of the back of the block by doing that.

Beat it to fit, paint it to match!

Wheel, Wrench, Repeat.
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post #7 of Old 01-02-2014, 09:46 AM
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Thank you very much for the info, got it off, you all were right, it was just stuck a little, once it moved with the puller it slid right off.
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