Im in the process of doing a head gasket replacement on my '94 3.0 toy. Does anyone have any suggestions for removing the Cam Shaft sprocket bolt? Its the only thing holding me up. Ive read in the toyota service manual that they recomend using a sprocket removal tool(sst 09278-54012). Do I need this tool? If so where do i purchase one or if I dont need it, How or what else can i use to remove it? Thanks
I cont think you need anything to pull the camshaft sprocket. Just unboly the cam bolt and the distributer drivegear and the cam sprocket should come right off. make sure if your not doing the timing chain to put a ziptye or someting around the gears and keep tension on the chain so your chain dosent skip a link. If your talking about your crank shaft pully then you might want to have a puller but I just pulled mine without one and can give you a pointer on how to do it w/o a puller. Cam shaft gear just pops right off dont worry about it. OOOps Im talking about a 22RE and you have a 6CYl well at least on the 22re it pops right off.
The sprocket comes right off but I think you are refering to the bolt. The SST is designed to hold the sprocket still so you can get enough torque on the bolt to bust it loose. Many times you can use an impact air wrench but it has to be a high torque one. If you leave the belt on the sprockets, the impact wrench won't spin the cam and the impact action will usually break it loose. If that does not work you will have to use the SST or something similar. I made one from a 4 foot piece of 1 inch angle iron. I drilled two holes in it and put a bolt and nut in each hole so the bolts stuck out enough to grab the sprocket arms. Poor man's SST.
You need a long bar with two "fingers" sticking out at a right angle from the bar. The two "fingers" need to be spaced so they will fit into the sprocket and stop it from turning. The SST is set up as a "T" but I made one that was in line. I have since taken it apart and used it for something else, hense no pics.
Hey THanks for your help. I made one out of an old 1 1/2" wrench. Drilled to holes near the tip of the end and installed two bolts with nuts. Worked like a gem. Thanks for your help. I know its a little different than yours but i didnt have the same materials you did, but your idea helped out alot. I appreciate it.
This site and all original materials contained herein are Copyright 1999 - 2013 by OutdoorWire, Inc. -- All Rights Reserved.
You may link freely to this site, but no further use is allowed without the express written permission of the owner of this material.
All corporate trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
This publication and OutdoorWire, Inc. assume no liability for your use of the material contained within this site.
OutdoorWire, 4x4Wire, SUVWire, JeepWire, MUIRNet-News, and 4x4Voice are all trademarks and publications of OutdoorWire, Inc.