Chrysler Full-Size Trucks 1989-1996 Repair Guide

Camshaft Bearing

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



V6, V8 and V10 Engines

See Figures 1 and 2

  1. Remove the engine following the procedures in this section and install it on a workstand.
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  3. Remove the camshaft, flywheel and crankshaft, following the appropriate procedures. Push the pistons to the top of the cylinder.
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  5. Remove the camshaft rear bearing bore plug. Remove the camshaft bearings with bearing removal tool No. C-3132-A, or equivalent.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Use the special tool to remove/install the camshaft bearings-V6 engine shown

  1. Select the proper size expanding collet and back-up nut and assemble on the mandrel. With the expanding collet collapsed, install the collet assembly in the camshaft bearing and tighten the back-up nut on the expanding mandrel until the collet fits the camshaft bearing.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Use the special tool to remove/install the camshaft bearings-V8 engine shown

  1. Assemble the puller screw and extension (if necessary) and install on the expanding mandrel. Wrap a cloth around the threads of the puller screw to protect the front bearing or journal. Tighten the pulling nut against the thrust bearing and pulling plate to remove the camshaft bearing. Be sure to hold a wrench on the end of the puller screw to prevent it from turning.
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  3. To remove the front bearing, install the puller from the rear of the cylinder block.
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  5. Position the new bearings at the bearing bores, and press them in place. Be sure to center the pulling plate and puller screw to avoid damage to the bearing. Failure to use the correct expanding collet can cause severe bearing damage. Align the oil holes in the bearings with the oil holes in the cylinder block before pressing bearings into place.
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  7. Install the camshaft rear bearing bore plug.
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  9. Install the camshaft, crankshaft, flywheel and related parts, following the appropriate procedures.
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WARNING
Make sure the plug does not leak.

  1. Install the engine in the truck, following procedures described earlier in this section.
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