Company23 Cam Lock Tool - Subaru Models (inc. 2002-2014 WRX / 2004+ STI)
Manufacturer Part # 506
Bundle Savings:MSRP: $49.95
As low as $412.21
RallySport Direct is proud to carry quality specialty tools from Company 23 to allow both the professional tech or do it yourself enthusiast to perform maintenance successfully using the right tool to get the job done right the first time.
On this page, you are looking at the Company 23 Cam Lock Tool. The intended purpose of this particular tool is to lock the left side cam sprockets from turning when the timing belt is removed. This prevents the cam sprockets from spinning, and it eliminates potential valve damage. With this tool, it allows the timing belt job to be done by a single person by locking those left-hand cams in place.
Includes hardware to make this tool ready for the repair.
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made the job easy
kev 15 days ago
did what it was supposed to, locked the cams in and made the timing belt replacement a lot easier
odin2free 2 months ago
This is A solid addition to the tool box. Sped up the timing belt change and made for a very happy Subaru owner.
Didnt fit out of the box.
andyjcorley84227 4 months ago
Bought this tool for doing my timing belt. The supplied male pieces did NOT fit into the female hex bolt on the camshaft sprocket. You can imagine my puzzlement. I wanted to return this tool but decided it would be more useful to make it work. I took a file and filed the male pieces down bit by bit until the male piece would fit into the hex bolt enough, holding the camshaft sprocket in place. After I made it fit, the tool worked fine. Just beware that this tool may not fit out of the box. Seems like no one else has had this issue but me.
MUST HAVE! GREAT PRODUCT
KAdrifter 5 months ago
Works as it should. MUST HAVE when replacing timing belt.
2003 wrx JDM EJ205
jon.page6057727 11 months ago
I had to re-seal my leaking oil pump, and remembered that I had bought this tool months ago for a timing belt job. Extremely grateful to have it, no issues when locking the driver side cams (I think the intake cam moved a millimeter). If you are not familiar with what this tool does, it basically holds the cams in place and prevents them from spinning when the belt is removed. These cams are under valve tension, and spin out out of timing easily. The Passenger side cams are not under any tension. I would highly recommend picking one of these up if you are doing a timing belt job, or anything that requires removing the belt.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Q: 2012 Subaru WRX Ethan WRX 2 years agoAnswer
Using this tool, would I have to re-time the engine or is it as simple as place tool on remove, belt and other components, and install new belt and components. Or would you turn the engine by the crank pulley for the gear timing marks to align and then install tool.
A: You would line up all the timing marks on the gears then put this in place on the drivers side cam gears. You are then able to take off the old belt and install the new belt and idlers/pulleys.
Josh P. 2 years ago
Q: How many? capilarybinkie 3 years agoAnswer
Since there are 2 sides, would I need to purchase 2 of these? Or does it come with both?
A: This tool is for the LH side only (from driver's perspective). You can use this tool for both sides of the engine however, the right side cams are not under any valve spring load at TDC for cylinder #1 and will not move on their own like the left side will.
Company23 3 years ago
A: Only one tool is needed to lock the LH side cam sprockets.
guest56ad69792a8d256e198b66b5 3 years ago
Q: AVCS compatability Foxerwith92361 4 years agoAnswer
Didn't see a specification, will this work with AVCS too?
Q: A bit confused here! PhilBarnak 5 years agoAnswer
So you dont need this tool for the left cams right ? if ive read right the passager cams can turn freely with no problems..? but different story for the driver side.?
A: The LH cams of the engine refers to the left side of the engine from the driver's perspective (or the right side if looking at the engine from the front of the car). Only the LH cams require this tool because when the engine is at TDC for cylinder #1, the cam lobe is compressing a valve spring and the cam will snap into a relaxed position when the belt is removed. This tool holds the LH cams in place so they can't rotate. The RH cams are not compressing a valve spring in this position and therefore do not need to be held with a tool.
Company23 5 years ago
A: The passenger side cams usually do not move when you remove the timing belt, but the driver side cams are under load and will jump when the timing belt is removed.
Zach G. 5 years ago