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Old 05-03-2011, 11:58 AM
lauriehurman lauriehurman is offline
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Hi Everybody
Anyone have any information on the tool needed to remove/replace the camshaft bearings in the block?
I was trying to remove the camshaft after the sprocket retaining bolt sheared. It came about a third of the way out and stuck. I wiggled it but no joy, so I tapped it out with a hammer. Unfortunately it turns out the reason that it got stuck was that the second bearing in from the front was stuck on the shaft instead of being stuck in the block. When it reached the front bearing it slid off the shaft and is now loose in the block.
I think my only course now is to take the bearings out and refit them (or fit new ones).
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Old 05-03-2011, 01:05 PM
terryduanemiller terryduanemiller is offline
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Default Re: camshaft bearing tool?

eBay for the tool. and defiantly replace the bearings and the cam shaft.. they are no good now
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Old 05-04-2011, 12:31 PM
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I don't want to discourage you from what you're doing, but from what I understand, the 2.9L is pretty common over there and the 2.9Ls long blocks are the same in the cars as they are the trucks. It's not common for the cam bolt to just shear, you might find something else more critically wrong with the engine once you get it back together. I know what happened would definitely raise some suspicion. For what's it's going to cost and the nature of the failure, I would probably be looking for a different engine.
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