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This is a discussion on Help! Help! Please! within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I'm putting a new cam in. I can't get the old cam out! It is stuck. Any suggestions? Thx!...

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    Help! Help! Please!

    I'm putting a new cam in. I can't get the old cam out! It is stuck. Any suggestions?

    Thx!

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    Maybe this will help you out:

    http://ls1howto.com/index.php?article=23

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    Hey man. Thanks for replying. But I have already been using that link to do the cam change. It doesn't say what to do if the cam is already stuck. I have an idea though. I've got a small puller I might try to use.

    Thanks again dude!

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    Well everybody, my old cam is still stuck. I'm still in need of some suggestions. I can't even get the damn oil pan down to get to the bolt for the oil feeder tube, because I'm also puting a new ported oil pump on. I've been trying to use a 12" long pry bar and I am using my full weight (which is substantial!!). I bought a pry bar at WalMart this morning that looks like it's about 15" long, so I will try that tonight. But I am still open to any suggestions about the cam.

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    Is there a lifter that is holding it up? That would be the only thing i can think would keep it from coming out. And i would never try a pry bar! Last thing you wanna do is force it out.

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    Oh no, that's not what I'm using the pry bar on. I'm using the pry bar on the oil pan. Because it's a stuck mother also. Well, I wouldn't think it would be a lifter. I was able to insert the cam rod tools all the way in.

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    I think Smokestack is asking whether a lifter may not have gone up into its holder when you reverse rotated the engine to get the lifters out of the way?

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    Well, maybe it could have. Crap, i don't know. That's a good point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by transamtom View Post
    I think Smokestack is asking whether a lifter may not have gone up into its holder when you reverse rotated the engine to get the lifters out of the way?
    Yes thats what i meant. Thanks

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    Going to do a cam swap on my truck soon but leary because it would be no fun to me with lifters still in. So its a good reason to look for heads too!

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    Any updates man. New cam in? Sound clips? hehe

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    Oh dude! I can't believe I'm going to say this where the whole world could see. I had forgotten to take off the rocker arms!!!! My memory is so bad!

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    We all make mistakes. Glad your moving along again

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    thx dude

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowstandmoto View Post
    Oh dude! I can't believe I'm going to say this where the whole world could see. I had forgotten to take off the rocker arms!!!! My memory is so bad!
    I would'nt even sweat it man.. There's alot going on when doing a cam in car.. We all misstep on proceedures sometimes..
    @ least you caught it before you went Gorilla on it..

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    HA!! yall are to funny!

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