stuck camshaft sprocket bolt

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stuck camshaft sprocket bolt

Post by Red97 » Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:53 am

Anyone out there have any idea how to get the camshaft sprocket bolt out? I've tried everything I could think of.
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Post by 6(sic)6 » Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:59 am

Cam still in the head? cam gear still on? If the cam is still in the head wedge a screw driver or a wrench inbetween the cam gear and head to keep it from turning
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Cam bolt stuck

Post by Red97 » Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:03 pm

The bolt on the sprocket won't break loose. the head is still on the engine.
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Post by chipdogg » Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:37 pm

It's in there tight, I think torque spec is 85 ft-lbs. I usually put a vice grips on the cam (not on the lobes, on the nasty looking cast part) and use that to hold it.
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Post by infil » Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:50 pm

if you have access to an impact gun, hit it with a few taps and should pop it loose no problem without moving the cam.
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Post by 6(sic)6 » Thu Oct 18, 2007 2:10 pm

Timming belt still on? If you had to you could keep it from moving by puting a wrench on the crank pulley bolt and try breaking the cam gear bolt loose
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Post by wicked93gs » Thu Oct 18, 2007 6:40 pm

simple enough, if the cam is still in the head(or even if not I guess) hold a lobe with a big adjustable wrench while you break it loose
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Post by 6(sic)6 » Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:07 pm

^ If you dont mind fucking up your cam that is :)
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