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Old 12-29-2018, 10:33 AM
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I have a question is can you roll a cam out and new one back in like you can a small block Chevy? The reason I ask is I have chewed up two distributor gear in less than 50 miles. Is it ok to do a cam and lifter kit to fix the issue or should I put in a rebuilt or used motor? Not familiar with this problem so looking for some advice. It is a 99 4.0l engine. Please send your input, I need some advise.
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I would look at the dist. for a worn shaft or bearing look at the up and down movement of the shaft in the dist. housing. With dist out spin the oil pump drive does it spin free? there has to be something a miss there I would think you will find your problem if they are good then yes you can pull cam and lifters like you can on a small block Chevy. then look at cam bearings and the trust on the front of cam behind the cam sprocket.
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