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How to Install a Camshaft on a DOHC

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Disconnect the battery by removing the negative cable with a socket and ratchet . Open the valve on the bottom of the radiator using a wrench. Drain the engine coolant into the drain pan. Relieve the pressure from the fuel system by opening the valve on the fuel rail. Remove the accessory drive belts from the engine. Disconnect the exhaust pipe from the manifold using a wrench.

Remove the power steering pump and bracket using a socket and ratchet to loosen the bolts. Remove the cylinder head cover using a socket and ratchet to loosen the bolts. Remove the distributor cap by loosening the screws with a screwdriver. Mark the rotor position in relation to the distributor and remove it.

Remove the distributor from the engine by loosening the bolts with a wrench. Remove the timing chain tensioner using a socket and ratchet. Remove the sprocket from the camshaft. Be sure to note the position of the camshaft because you will have to put the new one(s) in the exact same way.