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camshaft removal/installation

well the motor came out nicely. so far i have taken everything off down to the block and have put the new heads on. I am about to put a cam in and was wondering, before i try, how does the cam come out of there? i have the timing cover and the chain removed, is there a trick to getting it to slide out?

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haha thats pretty straight forward. thanks Reggie!

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To help in the removal and installation, I made tool for that. Bought a $1.50 hammer handle and a combonation lag screw with I believe the 5/16" thread on the other end. Lag screw into the hammer and screw that onto the cam. Makes it a lot easier to remove and install. Be careful not to bang the cam lobes into the cam bearings.
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dont forget to remove the lifters first or you'll be picking them out of the oil pan..

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To help in the removal and installation, I made tool for that. Bought a $1.50 hammer handle and a combonation lag screw with I believe the 5/16" thread on the other end. Lag screw into the hammer and screw that onto the cam. Makes it a lot easier to remove and install. Be careful not to bang the cam lobes into the cam bearings.
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or you can go the easy route

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dont forget to remove the lifters first or you'll be picking them out of the oil pan..
That never happens.......
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or you can go the easy route

JEGS 80599 JEGS Camshaft Installation / Removal Tool



That never happens.......
i bet you did it when you were installing your E cam

FWIW,one of the bolts from the harmonic balancer puller just so happened to thread into mine perfectly when i did it..so i just used a 6-8 long bolt to remove and install mine

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or you can go the easy route

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That never happens.......
Well I did know they sell them but I'm a cheap sob and I still have a good hammer handle to use when I'm done!
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