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Buick Encore: Camshaft intake and exhaust sprocket replacement

Buick Encore 2012-2019 Service Manual / Engine / Engine Mechanical - 1.4L / Camshaft intake and exhaust sprocket replacement

Special Tools

EN-955-A Locking Pin

For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools.

Removal Procedure

  1. Remove the air cleaner assembly. Refer to Air Cleaner Assembly Replacement .
  2. Remove the camshaft cover. Refer to Camshaft Cover Replacement.
  3. Remove both camshaft position actuator solenoid valves. Refer to Camshaft Position Actuator Solenoid Valve Replacement .
  4. Adjust the engine to TDC. Refer to Camshaft Timing Chain Adjustment.

Fig. 61: Timing Chain Tensioner Plug
Fig. 61: Timing Chain Tensioner Plug

  1. Remove the timing chain tensioner plug (1) from the engine front cover.

Fig. 62: Hexagonal Wrench Rotation Direction
Fig. 62: Hexagonal Wrench Rotation Direction

  1. Install a wrench (1) on the cast hexagonal portion of the intake camshaft, rotate the camshaft toward the exhaust camshaft in order to apply tension.

Fig. 63: Timing Chain Tensioner Bore And Pin
Fig. 63: Timing Chain Tensioner Bore And Pin

  1. Install EN-955-A pin (2) to the timing chain tensioner bore (1) to secure it in place.
  2. Remove the wrench from intake camshaft.

Fig. 64: Upper Timing Chain Guide And Bolts
Fig. 64: Upper Timing Chain Guide And Bolts

  1. Remove the upper timing chain guide bolts (1).
  2. Remove the upper timing chain guide (2).

Fig. 65: Intake Camshaft Sprocket Bolt And Hexagonal Wrench
Fig. 65: Intake Camshaft Sprocket Bolt And Hexagonal Wrench

  1. Loosen the intake camshaft sprocket bolt (2) while holding up the hexagon of the intake camshaft with a wrench (1).
  2. Loosen the exhaust camshaft sprocket bolt while holding up the hexagon of the exhaust camshaft with a wrench.

Fig. 66: Camshaft Position Exciter Wheels And Camshaft Sprocket Bolts
Fig. 66: Camshaft Position Exciter Wheels And Camshaft Sprocket Bolts

  1. Remove and DISCARD the camshaft sprocket bolts (2) and the camshaft position exciter wheels (1).

Fig. 67: Timing Chain And Camshaft Sprockets
Fig. 67: Timing Chain And Camshaft Sprockets

  1. Remove the camshaft sprockets (2) and timing chain (1) as one unit.
  2. Remove the intake and exhaust camshaft sprocket.
  3. Allow the chain to rest on the front cover.

Installation Procedure

Fig. 68: Timing Chain And Camshaft Sprockets
Fig. 68: Timing Chain And Camshaft Sprockets

  1. Install the camshaft sprockets (2) and timing chain (1) as one unit.

Fig. 69: Camshaft Position Exciter Wheels And Camshaft Sprocket Bolts
Fig. 69: Camshaft Position Exciter Wheels And Camshaft Sprocket Bolts

  1. Install the camshaft position exciter wheels (1).
  2. Install the NEW camshaft sprocket bolts (2) hand tight only.
  3. Remove the EN-955-A pin to apply tension to the timing chain .

NOTE: Engine must be adjusted to TDC.

  1. Adjust the camshaft timing chain. Refer to Camshaft Timing Chain Adjustment.

Fig. 70: Upper Timing Chain Guide And Bolts
Fig. 70: Upper Timing Chain Guide And Bolts

  1. Install the upper timing chain guide (2).

CAUTION: Refer to Fastener Caution .

  1. Install the upper timing chain guide bolts (1) and tighten to 8 (71 lb in).

Fig. 71: Timing Chain Tensioner Plug
Fig. 71: Timing Chain Tensioner Plug

  1. Install the timing chain tensioner plug (1) and tighten to 50 (37 lb ft).
  2. Install both camshaft position actuator solenoid valves. Refer to Camshaft Position Actuator Solenoid Valve Replacement .
  3. Install the camshaft cover. Refer to Camshaft Cover Replacement.
  4. Install the air cleaner assembly. Refer to Air Cleaner Assembly Replacement .
  5. Check and correct engine oil level.

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