AMC Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1975-1988 Repair Information

Sprockets

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Camshaft
  1. Remove the drive belt.
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  3. Insert a bar or other suitable tool through the camshaft pulley to prevent it from turning.
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  5. Remove the pulley retaining bolt. Remove the pulley, woodruff key, and washer from the camshaft.
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  7. To replace the pulley reverse the disassembly procedure. Hold the camshaft pulley and torque the retaining bolt to 58 ft. lbs.
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  9. Refer to Belt removal and installation procedure for installation and tensioning.
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Crankshaft

  1. Raise and support the from of the car with stands.
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  3. Remove the camshaft drive belt.
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  5. Remove the accessory drive pulley from the crankshaft pulley using a no. 40 Torx head bit to remove the pulley screws.
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  7. The sprocket retaining bolt can be loosened and removed from the crankshaft. Hold the pulley from turning while the bolt is loosened.
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  9. Remove the pulley from the crankshaft.
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  11. Install in the pulley so that the indexing hole in the pulley engages with the pin on the crankshaft.
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  13. Hold the pulley from turning. Install the retaining bolt and torque to 181 ft. lbs.
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  15. Install the drive belt. Refer to the belt removal and installation procedure for tensioning.
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  17. Replace the belt guard. Replace the accessory drive pulley and torque the attaching bolts to 15 ft. lbs.
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  19. Complete the assembly in the reverse order of disassembly. Start the engine and reset the ignition timing.
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