1.7.2 Camshaft and Bearings
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Figure 7. Removing and Replacing Camshaft or Balance Shaft Bearings
5. Next, place a spacer (if required), thrust washer, plain washer and hex nut over the threaded end of the
shaft as shown in "D" of Fig. 7 and, using a suitable wrench on the hex nut, draw the bearing into place until
the shoulder on the installer prevents the shaft from further movement. The bearing is now installed in its
Install the remaining end bearings in the same manner.
Use of tool J 7593-03 assures that the bearings are properly spaced in relation to the end of the block. The
center bearing (notch end) for a four and 8V cylinder block is 10.94" from the rear face of the block. The
center bearing for the two cylinder block is 5.54" from the rear face of the block. The intermediate bearings for
the four cylinder and three cylinder block are 5.54 " from the rear and front face of the block. The right rear and
left front intermediate bearings for the 6V and 8V cylinder block are 5.54" from the rear and front face of the
block; and the right front and left rear intermediate bearings are 6.66 " from the front and rear face of the block.