camshaft gear - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
The Pub For General Discussion

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-11-03, 04:31 AM Thread Starter
Young Ford Performer
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Melb
Posts: 111
camshaft gear

well i got my new head and bolts gasket etc, im puttin it all back together and i run into a problem,

ive got timing chain and camshaft gear all marked out sitting on TDC, my problem is put the new head back on and cam in now i cant slide the cam gear with chain back onto the cam, its not loose enough to get it that bit higher to go straight on the front of the cam....

nothing was adjusted in the time it sat there, i had the chain and gear tied up so it wouldnt move
i adjusted the tensioner doesnt seem to make a difference for it

is there any tips on this... is there something ive missed bit unsure how to go about it..

any valid input appreciated boyz
agez_ea is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-11-03, 05:19 AM
Registered User
rod's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Melbourne
Age: 53
Posts: 2,784
have you removed the tensioner & dont forget to line the mark on the cam gear with the surface on the cylinder head

the toes that you step on today may be attached the the legs that hold up the a$$ that you may need to kiss tomorrow
rod is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-11-03, 05:29 AM Thread Starter
Young Ford Performer
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Melb
Posts: 111
yeah i removed it and it done shit all... :(
agez_ea is offline  
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-11-03, 06:08 AM
EB wagon
Join Date: May 2002
Location: 8 Mile Plains, Brisbane
Posts: 932
Mate check to see if the tensioner piston isnt seized up in the bore. Pull out the tensioner assembly and stick yer finger in and see if u can pull it outwards...


EB1 3.9L MPI Falcon Wagon with converted T5 / Pacemaker & 2.5" Redback sports exhaust / 2" lowered blocks at the rear, Kings lows up front / ED Tickford Head and Cam / K&N panel filter with XH intake Snorkel / Full EL Fairmont interior with woodgrain

89 EA1 3.9L TBI Falcon Sedan with 3 speed auto / currently being upgraded...
Brent79 is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-11-03, 05:01 PM
96 EF Futura
SiX_iN_a_RoW's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Now Residing in Brisbane
Age: 33
Posts: 2,494
if it is still too tight after removing the tensioner, look down the front case with a torch and see if the chain has jammed between the tensioner guide and crank sprocket, happened to me a few times, just have to wiggle the chain about a little. Also have you torqued down the head bolts all the way?

Lets go find that Hotdog tree I planted

Lowered EF Futura
Black Steelies ( too cheap to buy proper mags )
SiX_iN_a_RoW is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-11-03, 11:19 PM
Posts: n/a
Is it not going high enough to go on the cam at all, or just not enough for the little alignment lump sticking out of the camshaft gear to go into the camshaft?

If it's the little alignment lump thing, it just means you have to turn the crank, by getting someone to hold thecamshaft gear up, and then you turning the harmonic balancer bolt head down the bottom(22mm socket and wrench needed) until the camshaft gear is in the right spot for it to go on.
Sponsored Links

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > The Pub

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
mystery rocker gear dinga General Tech 5 03-25-03 01:49 AM
XR8 auto gear position fault ? (detailed) EL1XR8 Trans | Driveline 2 02-13-03 12:44 PM
Replaced Starter in XF today.... Ring gear trouble! Extreme_2020 Trans | Driveline 2 09-27-02 05:54 PM
BA Falcon Engine Reveal RPO83 Ford Worldwide News 0 09-04-02 08:27 AM
Torque and Horsepower 211 General Tech 9 06-21-02 05:23 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome