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    Cam sprocket got smashed???

    I'm new to the forum and was hoping for some Ideas of what to do next. A Tool was dropped and took a piece out of the driver side upper cam sprocket. It was going smooth till this happened in a timing belt/everything in there change. How hard are the cams to remove? and how can one stop it from rotating so the valves don't hit? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

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    I have removed the sprockets using advice from more skilled members here. Not a picnic but feasible . I used the old belt and vise grips to stabilize the cams. I will search for the thread and post back if I find it.
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    If the link fails then search with key words vise and sprocket.

    Cam seals, crank seal: Replacement? How?

    You do not need to remove the cam, just the sprocket. Be very careful not to move the cams and re-read the factory manual with the description of how to handle the cams on that side specifically.

    I removed all four sprockets one at a time in that manner. I hope this helps.
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    Thanks for the link to the thread. I got it off now I just need to find a replacement... Again thanks

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    Glad it helped, that's good news!
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    Looks like a tool striking the cam gear to me. Ask me how I know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainrex View Post
    Looks like a tool striking the cam gear to me. Ask me how I know
    Are those sprockets plastic, TR? Seems strange that Subaru would put cam sprockets that are so prone to failure on an interference engine
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    Are those sprockets plastic, TR? Seems strange that Subaru would put cam sprockets that are so prone to failure on an interference engine
    1: Subaru's aren't without faults. Actually, I would consider them the most inferior of all the Japanese brands sold here.

    2: They really aren't prone to failure. They just don't like being crushed in an accident, struck with a hammer, or clamped with a vice grip.

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