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Need to know the proper way to remove cams and cam gears in order to remove the cylinder head

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There are bolts on the came gear pull them off then put them in finger tight and pull the cam out but first you have to take of the mains and the bearings

Posted on Jan 13, 2013

Testimonial: "Thanks Layne. Do I need to lock the cams as well. If the notches are off center, which half circle needs to be facing up, the smaller or the bigger one? Or should the notches line up with the top surface of the head? Please advise."

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  • Manny Palacios Jan 13, 2013

    Thanks for the help Layne. I noticed other post about the notches on the back end of cams. does this also pertain to the 98 contour. It has the also has the 2 cams.

  • Layne Johnson
    Layne Johnson Jan 13, 2013

    i think it does im not sure actually

  • Layne Johnson
    Layne Johnson Jan 13, 2013

    the cam gear and crank gear is to set your valve timimg but ive been told if you want top dead center so you can drop in your distributor and get perfect timing that the crank gear mark should be facing straight down and the cam gear mark should be facing straight down

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The cams have a notch in the back of them (facing driver's side) in which fits a flat piece of steel to lock the cams in place. The notches are not exactly centered on the camshaft, meaning that it's impossible to set them 180 degrees out, because then the flat piece of steel that is supposed to be inserted to lock the cams in place simply won't fit because the top of the cylinder head will get in the way. I highly recommend getting a Hayne's or Chiltons manual if you don't already have one. It should explain this process under the Timing Belt Replacement instructions. The cam lock tool (that flat piece of steel) can be purchased at ZXturner.com:
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Your 00 taurus 24v,
Use a Direct ignition, It's mean COIL on PLUG.
Each cylinder use one coil.
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Stage 1 = 15Nm
Stage 2 = 40Nm
Stage 3 = Plus 90 degrees or quarter of a turn. Good tip is to mark all the bolts after initial torque setting with tip-ex , i.e. all to the front of the car. When you finish they should all point towards the timing belt.
This is also a good way to make sure you don't miss one or tighten one twice if you are distracted since it is not a torque setting. New bolts should be used by the way as they are stretch bolts. Timing of cams - remove cam cover and you will see a slot on the end of the cams. Opposite end from belt. You need to slip a piece of 5mm flat bar or a long 5mm allen key into then so that the bar rests on the face of the head. Engine should be a tdc.
cheers John

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hi the cylinderhead torque settings are
STAGE 1, 30Nm (22l bf ft)
STAGE 2, 50Nm ( 337 lb ft ),
STAGE 3, angle tighten another 90 degrees,
STAGE 4 angle tighten another 90 degrees

Cant help you with the cam bearing though sorry

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Tightening sequence is (imagining the bolts looking down from the front of the car, top left to right being bolts 1,2,3,4,5 and bottom left to right being bolt 6,7,8,9,10 the tightening order is 8,3,9,2,7,4,6,5,10,1 Draw it out on paper to make it become clear. (it will I promise)
The tightening is done in stages, Stage one being to screw all the bolts in finger tight. Stage two is tightening the bolts in sequence to 20-30nm Stage three is tightening the bolts in sequence up to 40-50nm Stage four is tightening the bolts in sequence by 90-120 degrees. ---- Data checked and double checked, thats the official way to do it.


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