how to replace camshaft bearing 1.9 ford

Asked by Jul 29, 2012 at 11:26 AM about the 1995 Ford Escort

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

starts runs rough gets worse noise gets louder right side of motor where camsaft bearing would be

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I would remove the timing belt and put a dial indicator on the cam itself and put a rag under the cam using a pry bar and see how much play you have. Or, just remove the head and have a machine shop rebuild it for you with hew bearings for the cam, grind the valves, new valve stem grommets. You can buy a head kit at the parts store and for around $125 or less and the total head job machining is around $200 or so.

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