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Old 04-28-2009, 09:48 PM   #11
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How do you remove the Rear Cam Plug from the cylinder head in order to remove the Cam Shaft. This is the last step in removing the Shaft but the manual does not say how it just says remove.
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:26 AM   #12
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^^ You should start your own thread instead of resurrecting an old one. People who have the answer might get confused.

I'd also strongly consider posting in the SPI performance- although this is tech related- you're likely to find a better and quicker answer in the SPI forum.
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I thought I needed to adjust my timing because of a diagnosis a mechanic gave me. They thought it had jumped timing. This guide was very helpful for me to get up the nerves to dive into this.

After taking the top cover off and seeing the teeth on the belt were fine I figured it hadn't really jumped timing.

I saw the serpentine belt was cracked and needed replaced. Once I took the belt off I was able to check all the pulleys. The AC pulley was completely siezed up. That was what was causing my VERY slow labored cranking. I got a replacement from pick n pull, replaced the serpentine belt and it started right up.

While I was in there I replaced the shot motor mount as well. My car had been having very high vibration problems and I had even had a mechanic tell me the motor mount was fine. The rubber was completely separated and had no dampening at all. My car is running smoother than I ever remember it running. I sometimes even think it's died at stop lights or when I'm parking.

I also just recorded a new personal MPG record for my car @ 36.8 mpg. I still need to switch to synthetic oil and change my manual transmission fluid to something better. I don't think it's ever been changed.
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that's good to hear. this is a pretty old thread, I think we should lock it now but glad to hear it worked out for you and welcome to FF :)
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