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Cam shaft installation

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by pomai, Dec 18, 2005.

  1. pomai

    pomai 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Does the A/C condensor deed to be removed in order to pull out the cam shaft. I figured it does but I thought I would just ask to make sure. Thanks Ed
     
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    All I would like to know is if there is enough room for the cam to come out without removing the condensor? or does it need to be removed firts.
     
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    Pretty sure you will need to remove it.
     
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    I've been able to work around the condensor on some vehicles by dropping the rear crossmember. This allows the front of the engine to tilt up for clearance. Just watch the distributer cap/firwall clearance :o . Handy if you don't want to open the A/C system.
     
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    I have found it faster and easier on your back to just pull the engine and swap it all over on a stand. These things are so easy to pull it just makes sence 1 hr - 1/2 depending on how rusty the exhaust is. Might as well do a timing chain, replace the valve springs/seals while your in there.
     
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    The only problem with this for me: I end up rebuilding the entire engine once I have it out of the vehicle :crazy: .
     
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    When I did the cam swap in my 86 I did not evac the a/c. I just twisted it up out of the way. Held it with a bunjee or two. But the vertical support in the radiator support gets in the way. I cut it loose and welded it back when I was through.
     
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    And I helped him do mine the exact same way.
     

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