Protege 1999-2000

Camshaft, Bearings & Lifters


Removal & Installation

1.6L (Zm) Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    Label the caps so they can be reinstalled in their original positions.

    Negative battery cable
    Spark plug wires
    Spark plugs

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    Fig. Camshaft cap bolt loosening sequence-1.6L (ZM) engines

    Cylinder head cover hoses, if equipped
    Cylinder head cover bolts
    Cylinder head cover
    Timing belt
    Camshaft by holding it with a wrench on the hexagon cast into the camshaft
    Sprocket bolts

    Camshaft cap bolts by loosening in 2-3 steps in the sequence shown
    Camshaft caps


To install:

Because there is little thrust clearance, the camshaft must be held in the horizontal position during installation. If not excessive force will be applied to the thrust area causing a burr on the receiving area of the cylinder head journal. Make sure to use the following procedure to avoid damage.

  2. Install or connect the following:

    Lubricate the camshaft journals and lobes with clean engine oil