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Timing chain removal
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moodydavid16
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Hello. Does anyone know how to take the timing chain off of a 327? The only thing I can think of is there is a little pin holding a 1.5” nut on the camshaft gear. Would I have to pull that out? If so does anyone have any suggestions on how to pull it out; it is stuck in there pretty good.

Posted on: 7/27 21:13
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Re: Timing chain removal
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Owen_Dyneto
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Been too long to remember clearly, but isn't there a stampled steel locking plate behind the nut with a tab or ear folded upwards against one of the nut flats to retain it? IIRC, then it's bend the tab back, remove the nut, then pull the gear.

Posted on: 7/28 11:39
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Re: Timing chain removal
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PackardDon
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No pins. The gears are keyed and quite tight, often requiring a gear puller to get them off. As Dave (Owen_Dyneto) said, there is a locking plate with ears to be flattened too.

Posted on: 7/28 11:40
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Re: Timing chain removal
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moodydavid16
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Oh, I see now. The thing I thought was a pin was the ear I need to bend back. Thank you for all y’all’s help and I’ll let ya know how it goes

Posted on: 7/28 13:55
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