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How do you hold the cam gears still while you tighten the bolt to the camshaft? Every time I tighten them no matter how I hold them they throw my timing off. Does anybody have a trick. I am following the AEM instructions but they don’t say how to hold them still.

I am using focus central gears.
 

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Are you using the cam gear installation tool??

That helps a little. I know you're not supposed to rely on that, plus it bends. But it helps.

What i did was use a vise grip on the cam. Then tightened the bolt on the gear.
 

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I used a cam pin, was really easy!!
 

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superflea is right, there is not "nut" in the cam but there is a flat spot on between the lobes of cylinder 1 and 2, that you could get a wrench on.

forgot, that is on the stock cams, aftermarket cams may/maynot have the "nut"
 

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just use the alignment tool or something metal to keep the cams from moving so much. i used a long piece of scrap metal we had laying around the shop. stayed pretty still when i did the timing belt
 

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I got it to work, thanks guys!
 

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Thats funny, my FR2s had the six sided part on it to put a wrench on. I wonder why ford wouldnt do that on all thier cams...
 
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