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Camshafts, Bearings, & Lifters

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Removal & Installation



See the Rocker Arm Shaft Removal & Installation procedure.

3.5L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
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  3. Record the radio anti theft code data.
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  5. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    Keep all valvetrain components in order for assembly.



    Negative battery cable
     
    Engine cover
     
    Valve covers
     
    Accessory drive belts
     
    Idler pulley
     
    Crankshaft pulley
     
    Power steering pump pulley
     
    Belt tensioner pulley
     
    Upper and lower timing belt covers
     
    No. 3 engine mount
     
    Timing belt
     
    Camshaft sprockets
     



    Front bearing caps
     
    Rear bearing caps
     
    Center bearing caps
     
    Camshafts
     
    Rocker arms
     
    Hydraulic lifters
     

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To install:

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Fig. Camshafts and related components-3.5L Engine



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Fig. Camshaft installation alignment-3.5L Engine

  1. Set the No. 1 cylinder to Top Dead Center of the compression stroke.
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  3. Install the lifters and rocker arms in their original positions.
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  5. Install the camshafts aligned according to the illustration.
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  7. Install the bearing caps. Tighten the bolts evenly in several passes to the following torque specifications:

    Front and rear bearing caps: 19-21 ft. lbs. (14-15 Nm)
     
    Center bearing caps: 88-106 inch lbs. (10-12 Nm)
     

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  9. Install or connect the following:

    Camshaft sprockets. Tighten the bolts to 67-81 ft. lbs. (90-110 Nm).
     
    Timing belt
     
    No. 3 engine mount
     
    Upper and lower timing belt covers
     
    Belt tensioner pulley
     
    Power steering pump pulley
     
    Crankshaft pulley
     
    Idler pulley
     
    Accessory drive belts
     
    Valve covers. Tighten the bolts to 44-53 inch lbs. (5-6 Nm).
     
    Engine cover
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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  11. Reprogram the anti theft codes.
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3.8L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Record the radio anti theft code data.
  4.  
  5. Remove the engine from the vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Remove the cam covers.
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  9. Remove the timing chains.
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  11. Remove the camshaft retaining bolts. Remove the camshafts.

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    Fig. Camshafts and related components-3.8L Engine

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To install:

  1. Apply a light coat of clean engine oil to the camshafts, prior to installation. Assemble the key groove of the camshaft rear side to the same level of head top surface.
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  3. Ensure that the camshaft components are installed in the correct location and direction.
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  5. Torque the camshaft bearing caps to specification and in the proper sequence.
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  7. Continue the installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.

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    Fig. Camshaft bearing cap torque sequence-3.8L Engine



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    Fig. Camshaft bearing cap markings-3.8L Engine

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