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Unread 06-18-2009, 03:37 PM   #1
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Camshaft Removal?

How do you remove the camshaft after you remove the distributer cap and timing chain and the rockers and pins out. is there a nut or something holding it in? Do i need to drop the trans.? help

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Unread 06-18-2009, 03:54 PM   #2
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Did you remove the distributor drive gear?And no you don't have to drop the trans.

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Unread 06-18-2009, 05:07 PM   #3
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i removed the dis. cap and the shaft it was connected to which holds the gear.
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Unread 06-18-2009, 05:57 PM   #4
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Mind you this is out of a 2002 FSM. But it should help!
REMOVAL - CAMSHAFT
WARNING: THE COOLANT IN A RECENTLY OPERATED
ENGINE IS HOT AND PRESSURIZED.
RELEASE THE PRESSURE BEFORE REMOVING
THE DRAIN ****, CAP AND DRAIN PLUGS.
(1) Disconnect negative cable from battery.
(2) Drain the cooling system (Refer to 7 - COOLING
- STANDARD PROCEDURE).
(3) Remove the radiator (Refer to 7 - COOLING/
ENGINE/RADIATOR - REMOVAL) and condenser
(Refer to 24 - HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING/
PLUMBING/A/C CONDENSER - REMOVAL), if
equipped with A/C.
(4) Remove the engine cylinder head cover (Refer
to 9 - ENGINE/CYLINDER HEAD/CYLINDER
HEAD COVER(S) - REMOVAL).
(5) Remove the rocker arms, bridges and pivots
(Refer to 9 - ENGINE/CYLINDER HEAD/ROCKER
ARM / ADJUSTER ASSY - REMOVAL).
(6) Remove the push rods.
(7) Remove the engine cylinder head and gasket
(Refer to 9 - ENGINE/CYLINDER HEAD - REMOVAL).
(8) Remove the hydraulic valve tappets from the
engine cylinder block (Refer to 9 - ENGINE/ENGINE
BLOCK/HYDRAULIC LIFTERS (CAM IN BLOCK) -
REMOVAL).
(9) Remove the vibration damper (Refer to 9 -
ENGINE/ENGINE BLOCK/VIBRATION DAMPER -
REMOVAL).
(10) Remove the timing case cover (Refer to 9 -
ENGINE/VALVE TIMING/TIMING BELT / CHAIN
COVER(S) - REMOVAL).
(11) Rotate the crankshaft until the crankshaft
sprocket timing mark is aligned on centerline with
the camshaft sprocket timing mark (Fig. 32).
(12) Remove the timing chain and sprockets (Refer
to 9 - ENGINE/VALVE TIMING/TIMING BELT/
CHAIN AND SPROCKETS - REMOVAL).
(13) Remove the front bumper and/or grille, as
required.
(14) Remove the two thrust plate retaining screws,
thrust plate and camshaft (Fig. 31).
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Unread 06-18-2009, 08:18 PM   #5
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Do you have a diagram?
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Unread 06-19-2009, 04:30 PM   #6
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ok i got the cam out!!! thank god but i cant get the bearings out. you have to have a special tool, dont you?
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Unread 06-19-2009, 04:33 PM   #7
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You really should reconsider getting a rebuilt or someone to build this right? Taking apart is one thing,putting back together right is another.You should also invest in a FSM? Good Luck!
NOTE: It is not advisable to attempt to replace camshaft
bearings unless special removal and installation
tools are available, such as recommended tool
8544 Camshaft Bushing Remover Installer.
(2) Using Special tool 8544 Camshaft Bushing

Remover Installer, remove the camshaft bearings.

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Unread 06-20-2009, 01:39 PM   #8
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anyone know where i could get such a tool?
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Unread 06-20-2009, 07:05 PM   #9
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Here ya go.

http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item....re&dir=catalog
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Unread 06-21-2009, 10:49 AM   #10
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Site is down, being upgraded, no tool shown right now.
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