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Stuck camshaft 216 #708960 Wed Jan 05 2011 01:05 AM
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polaschd Offline OP
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Trying to take down my 216 and camshaft will only slied slightly forward rotaed the shaft and removed the two bolts but still can't get it out any ideas.

Dean

Re: Stuck camshaft 216 [Re: polaschd] #708966 Wed Jan 05 2011 01:16 AM
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Frank50 Offline
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If I remember correctly the counterweights on the crankshaft just barely clear the camshaft. I think you have to rotate the crank and cam until the timing marks on the gears are aligned with each other then it will pull out.
There may be another problem though. Good luck.

Re: Stuck camshaft 216 [Re: Frank50] #708987 Wed Jan 05 2011 02:35 AM
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51 ashton Offline
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did you remove the dist and lifters?

Re: Stuck camshaft 216 [Re: 51 ashton] #709074 Wed Jan 05 2011 11:34 AM
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polaschd Offline OP
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Yes I am down to just the crank and cam cannot remove crank until I can get the cam out and then remove the plate. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Dean

Re: Stuck camshaft 216 [Re: polaschd] #709077 Wed Jan 05 2011 12:09 PM
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51 ashton Offline
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if the pan is off look in it and see what is holding it in.

define slightly.

Re: Stuck camshaft 216 [Re: 51 ashton] #709088 Wed Jan 05 2011 02:12 PM
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Pete52 Offline
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Frank50 is right you have to rotate the crank so the cam can clear it then you can pull the cam out if you're looking at the crank you'll see the crank counter wts. are in the way and hitting the cam bearing journals .

Pete

Re: Stuck camshaft 216 [Re: 51 ashton] #709184 Wed Jan 05 2011 07:53 PM
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polaschd Offline OP
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Moves around a 1/4" or so crankshaft is out of the way.
Dean

Re: Stuck camshaft 216 [Re: polaschd] #709202 Wed Jan 05 2011 09:06 PM
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Hellomrwilson Offline
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1. Remove all of the lifters and fuel pump. They can interfere with the cam lobes and journals.
2. Remove the distributor.
3. Remove the screws from the cam thrust plate behind the timing gear.
4. Make sure the crank is oriented to clear the cam.
If the cam isn't stuck solid in it's bearings, I can't think af any other thing that could be restricting. Hopefully it's just an oversight and you've already discovered it.
Good luck.

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Re: Stuck camshaft 216 [Re: Hellomrwilson] #709226 Wed Jan 05 2011 10:33 PM
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WillH Offline
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I remember the cam in my 261 being the same way; it would come out about 1/4" and no more; I could hear/feal it hitting something but couldn't tell what; it finally cam out without forcing but I still don't know what it was hitting; I didn't move the crank. Just work with it a while.

Re: Stuck camshaft 216 [Re: WillH] #709269 Thu Jan 06 2011 01:28 AM
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truckernix Offline
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Maybe there is something unusual in there that is out of place. I would try looking from the bottom too. If a lobe were hitting something, maybe turning the cam would give you a clue.


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