Lincoln Aviator: Engine - 3.0L EcoBoost / Removal and Installation - Camshaft LH

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

303-1633
Remover, Roller Rocker Follower
TKIT-2014D-ROW3
TKIT-2014D-FL_ROW

Removal

NOTICE: During engine repair procedures, cleanliness is extremely important. Any foreign material, including any material created while cleaning gasket surfaces, that enters the oil passages, coolant passages or the oil pan, can cause engine failure.

NOTE: If the RH camshafts are being serviced at the same time as the LH camshafts, remove the RH camshafts first. Refer to the procedure in this section.

NOTE: If the components are to be reinstalled, they must be installed in their original locations.

  1. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist.
    Refer to: Jacking and Lifting (100-02 Jacking and Lifting, Description and Operation).
  1. Release the fuel system pressure.
    Refer to: Fuel System Pressure Release (310-00A Fuel System - General Information - 3.0L EcoBoost, General Procedures).
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
    Refer to: Battery Disconnect and Connect (414-01 Battery, Mounting and Cables, General Procedures).
  1. Remove the following items:
    1. Refer to: Valve Cover RH (303-01A Engine - 3.0L EcoBoost, Removal and Installation).
    2. Refer to: Valve Cover LH (303-01A Engine - 3.0L EcoBoost, Removal and Installation).
  1. Remove the LH VCT units.
    Refer to: Variable Camshaft Timing (VCT) Unit (303-01A Engine - 3.0L EcoBoost, Removal and Installation).
  1. NOTICE: The front camshaft bearing mega cap must be removed first and then the remaining camshaft bearing caps. Failure to follow this direction may result in damage to the engine.

    Remove the bolts and the front camshaft bearing mega cap.
  1. Remove the bolts and the camshaft bearing caps.
  1. Remove the intake and exhaust camshafts.
    1. Remove the camshaft roller follower and hydraulic lash adjuster assemblies.
    1. Separate the hydraulic lash adjusters from the spring clips on the camshaft roller followers.
    1. Inspect the hydraulic lash adjuster and roller follower for damage. If any damage is found, inspect the camshaft lobes and valves for damage. Replace damaged components as necessary.

Installation

  1. NOTICE: Do not install the camshaft roller followers at this time. The roller followers will be installed later in the procedure. If the roller followers are installed prior to the camshafts, the camshaft caps can become distorted during the camshaft tightening process and result in upper end engine noise or severe damage to the engine.

    NOTE: If the original components are to be reinstalled, they must be installed in their original locations.

    1. Lubricate the hydraulic lash adjusters with clean engine oil.
    1. Install the hydraulic lash adjusters.
    • Lubricate the camshafts with clean engine oil.
    • Install the intake and exhaust camshafts in the neutral position. Align the D-slots as shown in the illustration.
  1. Install the camshaft bearing caps and the bolts. Do not tighten at this time.
  1. Install the front camshaft bearing mega cap and the bolts. Do not tighten at this time.
  1. Tighten the bolts.
    Torque: 89 lb.in (10 Nm)
  1. Install the LH VCT units.
    Refer to: Variable Camshaft Timing (VCT) Unit (303-01A Engine - 3.0L EcoBoost, Removal and Installation).
  1. Rotate the crankshaft pulley bolt clockwise to position the camshaft lobe upward for the camshaft roller follower to be installed.
  1. NOTE: Do not allow the valve keepers to fall off the valve or the valve may drop into the cylinder. If a valve drops into the cylinder, the cylinder head must be removed.

    NOTE: It may be necessary to push the valve down while compressing the spring.

    1. Install Special Service Tool: 303-1633  Remover, Roller Rocker Follower.
    1. Turn the knob on the special tool clockwise to depress the valve and spring.
    1. Lubricate the camshaft roller follower with clean engine oil.
    1. Install the camshaft roller follower.
    1. Turn the knob on the special tool counterclockwise to raise the valve and spring.
      Remove Special Service Tool: 303-1633  Remover, Roller Rocker Follower.
    • Repeat steps for the remaining camshaft roller followers.
  1. Install the following items:
    1. Refer to: Valve Cover LH (303-01A Engine - 3.0L EcoBoost, Removal and Installation).
    2. Refer to: Valve Cover RH (303-01A Engine - 3.0L EcoBoost, Removal and Installation).
  1. Fill the engine with clean engine oil.
    Refer to: Specifications (303-01A Engine - 3.0L EcoBoost, Specifications).
  1. Connect the battery ground cable.
    Refer to: Battery Disconnect and Connect (414-01 Battery, Mounting and Cables, General Procedures).
  1. Pressurize the fuel system.
    Refer to: Fuel System Pressure Release (310-00A Fuel System - General Information - 3.0L EcoBoost, General Procedures).
  1. Use the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) Misfire Monitor Profile Correction routine in the diagnostic scan tool.

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