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Help! I cannot get the @#$@#$ cam sprocket back on!

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I am putting the head back on. I had the timint set at TDC. Marked the chain link at number 1 (where the pin was set at) now I cant get the spocket to line up with the cam. It will not pull up enough. I tried prying up with a screwdriver and now my arm is shaking from the strain.:mad::mad::mad:

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Did you try to pry it up with the big cam bolt in place? Maybe a little tension from the cam bolt to help pull it on?

Chuck

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You didn't wedge the tensioner? If not, you're going to have to pull the front cover.

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Did you try to pry it up with the big cam bolt in place? Maybe a little tension from the cam bolt to help pull it on?

Chuck

Ok I panicked a tad your suggestion helped.

You may have to rotate the cam cw or ccw a degree to help with alignment of the sprocket with the cam nose.

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As did Blue. Thanks guys!!!! it's back on.

And I did block the chain. I did not loose it.

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Wow! Look at the size of that timing chain tool. It's as big as your car! Glad you got the car fixed.

Chuck

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I know. it also held the hood in place. The Z is not fixed yet. Time to relax, have a beer and think about what is next.

BTW I did one other thing that helped, I put the bolt in place without the washers at first, that way I could spy down the number 1 hole to see if the pin was lining up. I turned the cam as Blue suggested till it lined up. I then reassembled with the washers in place.

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Always glad to help another Z friend!

After you do this job once, you will be speedy every other time the future.... right of passage.... welcome to the world of the valve train.

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