Could u give me a step by step on how to install a cam kit with a new timing gear set, new litters, springs, retainers, ect. in my 1995 ram 2500 5.9 gas without removing the engine? is this possible. I am very mechanically enclosed and do engine work alot, I can figure out most of the stuff in the heads with just a bit of guidance, my real question is about how to change the cam and timing gears/chain
Country: United StatesMake: DodgeModel: RAM 2500 4x4Year: 1995Engine: 5.9 gas
Welcome to just answer.com. I'm here to help you and your 100% satisfaction is my goal. Yes this can be done pretty simply you will need to remove the radiator and the air conditioning condenser in order to make enough room for the camshaft to slide out of the engine. What is your vehicle identification number and I will try to get you some procedures
Hi, thanks for getting back to me so quickly. The vin is 1B7JF26Z4SS186086. A step by step and any specialty tools needed for everything in the kit plus radiator/ac condenser removal if possible. If not as much as you can provide will be appreciated.
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Ok thanks, XXXXX XXXXX can't just the basic pages on the cam itself and the major components, and if you need a little time this is no rush but within a week would be nice
Welcome and thank you for allowing me to assist you! My name is XXXXX XXXXX X found these procedures for you. Get the radiator and ac condenser out of the way, and then follow these procedures.
I hope this helps,
REMOVAL1.Remove intake manifold. 2.Remove cylinder head covers. (valve covers)3.Remove timing case cover and timing chain. 4.Remove rocker arms. 5.Remove push rods and tappets. Identify each part so it can be installed in its original location. 6.Remove distributor and lift out the oil pump and distributor drive shaft. 7.Remove camshaft thrust plate, note location of oil tab Timing Chain Oil Tab Installation 8.Install a long bolt into front of camshaft to facilitate removal of the camshaft. Remove camshaft, being careful not to damage cam bearings with the cam lobes.
1.Lubricate camshaft lobes and camshaft bearing journals and insert the camshaft to within 51 mm (2 inches) of its final position in cylinder blockNOTE: Whenever an engine has been rebuilt, a new camshaft and/or new tappets installed, add 1 pint of Mopar Crankcase Conditioner, or equivalent. The oil mixture should be left in engine for a minimum of 805 km (500 miles) Drain at the next normal oil change. 2.Install Camshaft Gear Installer Tool C-3509 with tongue back of distributor drive gear Camshaft Holding Tool C-3509 (Installed Position) 3.Hold tool in position with a distributor lockplate bolt. This tool will restrict camshaft from being pushed in too far and prevent knocking out the welch plug in rear of cylinder block. Tool should remain installed until the camshaft and crankshaft sprockets and timing chain have been installed. 4.Install camshaft thrust plate and chain oil tab. Make sure tang enters lower right hole in thrust plate. Tighten bolts to 24 N·m (210 in. lbs.) torque. Top edge of tab should be flat against thrust plate in order to catch oil for chain lubrication. 5.Place both camshaft sprocket and crankshaft sprocket on the bench with timing marks on exact imaginary center line through both camshaft and crankshaft bores. 6.Place timing chain around both sprockets. 7.Turn crankshaft and camshaft to line up with keyway location in crankshaft sprocket and in camshaft sprocket. 8.Lift sprockets and chain (keep sprockets tight against the chain in position as described) 9.Slide both sprockets evenly over their respective shafts and use a straightedge to check alignment of timing marks Alignment of Timing Marks 10.Install the camshaft bolt/cup washer. Tighten bolt to 68 N·m (50 ft. lbs.) torque. 11.Measure camshaft end play. Refer to Specifications for proper clearance. If not within limits install a new thrust plate. 12.Each tappet reused must be installed in the same position from which it was removed. When camshaft is replaced, all of the tappets must be replaced.
Thanks for the help, that's about all I need to know, (will the tappets simply come out when I pull the pushrods up and out?, and will the oil pump drive shaft come out with the distributor when I pull it up and out? And how should I re align these parts?) any pointers will be greatly appreciated! if you could include a few more diagrams they would be most appreciative. And if you could tell me where I might be able to get the tools described. If you just answer these quick questions I will accept the answer and give u a good rating, and include a bonus depending on the level of detail and diagrams. Thanks for all ur help!!
The tappets should pull out fairly easily, but I recommend renting a lifter/tappet removal tool from the auto parts store. It will make life much easier. The oil pump shaft should stay in the block when you pull out the distributor. As far as aligning things? After you get the timing cover off, rotate the crank shaft (pull the spark plugs out to make turning it easier) until your timing marks are lined up. Then remove the distributor cap and using a Sharpie pen, mark the position of the distributor rotor's end/contact by making a mark on the body of the distributor so you know where it goes when you reinstall it. Then remove the distributor. As far as other special tools, again check with your auto parts store and rent what you need. Let me try and gather some diagrams and more illustrations for you. I have to step out for a bit but should have some more information for you in about an hour.
Ok thanks so much for all the help as soon as I have the info/diagrams I'll accept the answer and pay and leave posotive feedback
Ok here is some more info for you. Note: you will need to properly discharge and recharge the ac system before disconnecting the lines from the condenser. If you cannot get an ac recovery machine then have a shop do that for you before starting the job.
REMOVAL1.Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable. 2.Recover the refrigerant from the refrigerant system as described in this group. 3.Disconnect the refrigerant lines from the condenser. Install plugs in, or tape over, all of the open refrigerant fittings. 4.Remove the mounting screws from the condenser.
5.Carefully remove the condenser from the vehicle.
1.Carefully position the condenser in the vehicle. 2.Install and tighten the condenser mounting screws to 11 N·m (95 in. lbs.) 3.Evacuate the refrigerant system as described in this group. 4.Add 1 ounce of refrigerant oil to the refrigerant system if the condenser was replaced. 5.Charge the refrigerant system as described in this group. 6.Connect the battery negative cable.
Here is more:
RADIATORREMOVAL - ALL ENGINES1.All Engines Except Diesel: Disconnect negative battery cable from battery. 2.Diesel engine: Disconnect both negative battery cables at both batteries. Remove the nuts retaining the positive cable to the top of radiator. Position positive battery cable to rear of vehicleWARNING: DO NOT REMOVE THE CYLINDER BLOCK DRAIN PLUGS OR LOOSEN THE RADIATOR DRAINCOCK WITH THE SYSTEM HOT AND UNDER PRESSURE. SERIOUS BURNS FROM COOLANT CAN OCCUR. 3.Drain the cooling system. Refer to Draining Cooling System in this group. 4.Disconnect throttle cable from clip at top of radiator fan shrou5.Remove hose clamps and hoses from radiator. 6.All engines: Remove coolant reserve/overflow tank hose from radiator filler neck nipple. 7.All engines except 8.0L V-10: Remove the coolant reserve/overflow tank from the fan shroud (pull straight up) The tank slips into T-slots on the fan shroud. 8.Disconnect electrical connectors at windshield washer reservoir tank and remove tank. Refer to Windshield Wiper and Washer Systems for procedures. 9.If equipped with an automatic transmission (all engines except diesel), disconnect oil cooler lines (hoses) at radiator tank. Refer to Transmissions for procedures. 10.Diesel Engine Only: Remove the two metal clips retaining the upper part of fan shroud to the top of radiator. 11.Remove the four fan shroud mounting bolts Typical Fan Shroud Mounting Position shroud rearward over the fan blades towards engine 12.All Engines Except 8.0L V-10 and Diesel: Except 8.0L V-10 and Diesel: Remove the plastic clips retaining the rubber shields to the sides of radiator. Position rubber shields to the side. 13.Remove the two radiator upper mounting bolts Typical Radiator Mounting 14.Lift radiator straight up and out of engine compartment. The bottom of the radiator is equipped with two alignment dowels that fit into holes in the lower radiator support panel Typical Radiator Mounting Rubber biscuits (insulators) are installed to these dowels. Take care not to damage cooling fins or tubes on the radiator and air conditioning condenser when removing
WATER PUMP - V-6 AND V-8 ENGINESREMOVALThe water pump on all models can be removed without discharging the air conditioning system (if equipped) The water pump on all gas powered engines is bolted directly to the engine timing chain case/cover. On all 3.9L/5.2L/5.9L gas powered engines, a gasket is used as a seal between the water pump and timing chain case/cover. If water pump is replaced because of bearing/shaft damage or leaking shaft seal, the mechanical cooling fan assembly should also be inspected. Inspect for fatigue cracks, loose blades or loose rivets that could have resulted from excessive vibration. Replace fan if any of these conditions are found. Also check condition of the thermal viscous fan drive. Refer to Viscous Fan Drive in this group. 1.Disconnect negative battery cable from battery. 2.Drain cooling system. Refer to Draining Cooling System in this group. Do not waste reusable coolant. If solution is clean, drain coolant into a clean container for reuse. 1.Remove windshield washer reservoir tank from radiator fan shroud. Refer to Windshield Wiper and Washer Systems. 2.Disconnect the coolant reserve/overflow tank-to-radiator hose at the tank. 3.Remove the four fan shroud mounting bolts at the radiator Typical Fan Shroud Mounting Do not attempt to remove shroud from vehicle at this time 4.Remove upper radiator hose at radiator. 5.The thermal viscous fan drive is attached (threaded) to the water pump hub shaft Fan Blade and Viscous Fan Drive - Typical Remove the fan/fan drive assembly from water pump by turning the mounting nut counterclockwise (as viewed from front) Threads on the fan drive are RIGHT-HAND. A Snap-On 36 MM Fan Wrench (number SP346 from Snap-On Cummins Diesel Tool Set number 2017DSP) can be used. Place a bar or screwdriver between the water pump pulley bolts Fan Blade and Viscous Fan Drive - Typical to prevent the pulley from rotating. 6.If water pump is being replaced, do not unbolt fan blade assembly Fan Blade and Viscous Fan Drive - Typical from the thermal control fan drive. 7.Remove fan blade/fan drive and fan shroud as an assembly from vehicle. 8.After removing fan blade/fan drive assembly, do not place the thermal viscous fan drive in the horizontal position. If stored horizontally, the silicone fluid in the viscous drive could drain into its bearing assembly and contaminate the bearing lubricant. 9.Do not remove the water pump pulley bolts at this time 10.Remove accessory drive belt as follows: The drive belt is equipped with a spring loaded automatic tensioner Belt Tensioner - 3.9L V-6 or 5.2/5.9L V-8 LDC-Gas Engines Belt Tensioner - 5.9L HDC-Gas Engine 11.3.9L V-6 or 5.2/5.9L V-8 LDC-Gas Engines: Relax the tension from the belt by rotating the tensioner clockwise (as viewed from front) Belt Tensioner - 3.9L V-6 or 5.2/5.9L V-8 LDC-Gas Engines When all belt tension has been relaxed, remove accessory drive belt. 12.5.9L HDC-Gas Engine: Relax the tension from the belt by rotating the tensioner counterclockwise (as viewed from front) Belt Tensioner - 5.9L HDC-Gas Engine When all belt tension has been relaxed, remove accessory drive belt.13.Remove the four water pump pulley-to-water pump hub bolts Fan Blade and Viscous Fan Drive - Typical and remove pulley from vehicle. 14.Remove the lower radiator hose and heater hose from water pump. 15.Loosen heater hose coolant return tube mounting bolt Coolant Return Tube - 3.9L V-6 or 5.2/5.9L V-8 LDC-Gas Engines Coolant Return Tube - 5.9L HDC-Gas Engine and remove tube from water pump. Discard the old tube O-ring16.Remove the seven water pump mounting bolts Water Pump Bolts - 3.9L V-6 or 5.2/5.9L V-8 Gas Engines - Typical 17.Loosen the clamp at the water pump end of bypass hose Fan Blade and Viscous Fan Drive - Typical Slip the bypass hose from the water pump while removing pump from vehicle. Do not remove the clamp from the bypass hose. 18.Discard old gasket
And now the timing cover:
TIMING CHAIN COVERREMOVAL1.Disconnect the negative cable from the battery. 2.Drain cooling system (Refer toCooling System) 3.Remove the serpentine belt (Refer toCooling System) 4.Remove water pump (Refer toCooling System) 5.Remove power steering pump (Refer to Steering) 6.Remove vibration damper. 7.Loosen oil pan bolts and remove the front bolt at each side. 8.Remove the cover bolts. 9.Remove chain case cover and gasket using extreme caution to avoid damaging oil pan gasket. 10.Place a suitable tool behind the lips of the oil seal to pry the oil seal outward. Be careful not to damage the crankshaft seal surface of cover Removal of Front Crankshaft Oil Seal INSTALLATION1.Be sure mating surfaces of chain case cover and cylinder block are clean and free from burrs. 2.The water pump mounting surface must be cleaned. 3.Using a new cover gasket, carefully install chain case cover to avoid damaging oil pan gasket. Use a small amount of Mopar® Silicone Rubber Adhesive Sealant, or equivalent, at the joint between timing chain cover gasket and the oil pan gasket. Finger tighten the timing chain cover bolts at this time. 4.Place the smaller diameter of the oil seal over Front Oil Seal Installation Tool 6635 Placing Oil Seal on Installation Tool 6635 Seat the oil seal in the groove of the tool 5.Position the seal and tool onto the crankshaft Position Tool and Seal onto Crankshaft 6.Tighten the 4 lower chain case cover bolts to 13N·m (10 ft.lbs.) to prevent the cover from tipping during seal installation 7.Using the vibration damper bolt, tighten the bolt to draw the seal into position on the crankshaft Installing Oil Seal 8.Loosen the 4 bolts tightened in step 4 to allow realignment of front cover assembly. 9.Tighten chain case cover bolts to 41 N·m (30 ft.lbs.) torque. Tighten oil pan bolts to 24 N·m (215 in. lbs.) torque. 10.Remove the vibration damper bolt and seal installation tool 11.Inspect the seal flange on the vibration damper. 12.Install vibration damper. 13.Install water pump and housing assembly using new gaskets (Refer toCooling System) Tighten bolts to 41 N·m (30 ft. lbs.) torque. 14.Install power steering pump (Refer to Steering) 15.Install the serpentine belt (Refer toCooling System) 16.Install the cooling system fan. Tighten the bolts to 23 N·m (17 ft. lbs.) torque. 17.Position the fan shroud and install the bolts. Tighten the bolts to 11 N·m (95 in. lbs.) torque. 18.Fill cooling system (Refer toCooling System for the proper procedure) 19.Connect the negative cable to the battery.
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Here is the timing chain information.
REMOVAL1.Remove Timing Chain Cover Refer to procedure in this section. 2.Remove camshaft sprocket attaching bolt and remove timing chain with crankshaft and camshaft sprockets.
1.Place both camshaft sprocket and crankshaft sprocket on the bench with timing marks on exact imaginary center line through both camshaft and crankshaft bores. 2.Place timing chain around both sprockets. 3.Turn crankshaft and camshaft to line up with keyway location in crankshaft sprocket and in camshaft sprocket. 4.Lift sprockets and chain (keep sprockets tight against the chain in position as described) 5.Slide both sprockets evenly over their respective shafts and use a straightedge to check alignment of timing marks Alignment of Timing Marks 6.Install the camshaft bolt. Tighten the bolt to 68 N·m (50 ft. lbs.) torque. 7.Check camshaft end play. The end play should be 0.051-0.152 mm (0.002-0.006 inch) with a new thrust plate and up to 0.254 mm (0.010 inch) with a used thrust plate. If not within these limits install a new thrust plate.