Chrysler Neon 1995-1999 Repair Guide

Camshaft, Bearings and Lifters

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2 and 3

On these engines, the cylinder head must be removed prior to camshaft removal.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Properly relieve the fuel system pressure, as outlined in Fuel System of this guide.
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  3. Remove the cylinder head, as outlined earlier in this section.
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  5. Remove the camshaft sensor and camshaft target magnet.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Unfasten the camshaft position sensor-to-head retaining bolts



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Fig. Fig. 2: Pull the camshaft position sensor (1) away from the target magnet (2) on the cylinder head

  1. Carefully slide the camshaft from the rear of the cylinder head. Be very careful not to damage the camshaft during removal.
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Fig. Fig. 3: Carefully slide the camshaft from the rear of the cylinder head, being careful not to damage the lobes

  1. Inspect the camshaft and related components for wear as outlined later