Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Head removal

  1. #1

    Array
    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    04-10-2011
    Posts
    57
    Location

    Sidon,ms
    Vehicle

    1988 Dodge Ram 50
    Engine

    G54B

    Head removal

    I'm replacing the head on my g54b 2.6l 4cyl. I cant get the upper cam sprocket off.
    What is the procedure "less sawall" for loosening the timing chain to remove the sprocket?
    Thanks
    zion

  2. #2



    Array
    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    03-16-2011
    Posts
    3,614
    Location

    Sacramento, CA
    Vehicle

    1979 Dodge D-50
    Engine

    Chevy V6
    All you do is remove the bolt and wiggle the gear off the front. No need to remove the chain. There should be a small peace of metal that it will sit on when removed and the head will slip over it.
    Members come and members go, But the board keeps track of them.
    Check out the Fear Monger by
    clicking HERE.

    The MightyRam50 site is sponsored in part by On Site Concrete Inc.

  3. #3

    Array
    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    04-10-2011
    Posts
    57
    Location

    Sidon,ms
    Vehicle

    1988 Dodge Ram 50
    Engine

    G54B
    Quote Originally Posted by camoit View Post
    All you do is remove the bolt and wiggle the gear off the front. No need to remove the chain. There should be a small peace of metal that it will sit on when removed and the head will slip over it.
    I got the sprocket off the cam and the cam removed
    How do you remove the head with the sprocket on, will the head slip over it?
    Reason I ask several years ago I tried to remove a head with the sprocket on and as I recollect couldn't get the head off.

  4. #4



    Array
    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    03-26-2011
    Posts
    1,512
    Location

    Vacaville, CA
    Vehicle

    1989 Mitsubishi Mighty Max
    Engine

    4G63-T
    Yea the head will slip over, I remember from doing the head gasket on my old 2.6
    Josh
    09 BMW 335i E92 Twin turbo
    89 Macrocab 4g63 Turbo swapped & Bagged: Build Thread

  5. #5

    Array
    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    04-10-2011
    Posts
    57
    Location

    Sidon,ms
    Vehicle

    1988 Dodge Ram 50
    Engine

    G54B
    Quote Originally Posted by DroppedMitsu View Post
    Yea the head will slip over, I remember from doing the head gasket on my old 2.6
    Does it require an assistant or is it something I can do myself?

  6. #6

    Array
    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    03-26-2011
    Posts
    409
    Location

    Portland, OR
    Vehicle

    1986 Dodge Power Ram 50
    Engine

    G54B
    Can do it yerself, have enough times. That said, some help never hurts. Sure as hell make things easier.

    Consider using a small rubber wedge attached to a wire and put in down between the chain, use it to wedge the tensioner. This will keep the chain from slipping down and make reassembly much easier. Wedge should sit inside the chain and fit snug between the tensioner and the opposite guide rail.

    Theoretically the little lip bolted to the block will keep the chain from slipping too far down, but I've found through 6-8 times having the head off of mine that that ain't exactly true. One time I got to go fishing because the damn tensioner popped out and wedged itself against the guide rail.

    IF you cannot get the head over the sprocket for some reason, you can remove that little lip thingy. Be damned sure you do wedge the chain if you do that, though. Just wedge it and drop the sprocket down to the top of the guide rails before you pull off the head. And watch your timing marks when you put it back together.

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •