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I recently removed both my cams on my engine, but the front exhaust cam has a gear like sprocket on the right side of the cam, that the positioning sensor reads. my problem is that i accidently moved that sprocket type deal out of its original position. How do i correctly get it back to factory setting?

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Hi, normally the camshafts have a timing GROOVE at the back. if you select a suitable length of flat bar and place into the GROOVE. you will also need to TIME UP the CRANKSHAFT and INJECTION PUMP. these can MOVE and DAMAGE WILL OCCUR.

the camshafts are marked IN and EX

p.s. you did not give a YEAR or PETROL / DIESEL or TYPE. gerry

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