Company23 Cam Lock Tool - Subaru Models (inc. 2002-2014 WRX / 2004+ STI)
Manufacturer Part # 506
As low as $450.65
Another big plus is this tool allows the timing belt job to be done by a single person with ease by locking the LH cams in place.
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2003 wrx JDM EJ205
jon.page6057727 3 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.
Company 23 Cam Lock
Sovermeyer79 8 months ago
The Cam Gear lock is a very well constructed part. It worked better than expected.
Took the hassle out
Potts177641909 12 months ago
Great tool. You dont have to tighten it down very hard which leave some movement to turn pulleys to create slack or align if you are off a tooth(like this guy)
You need this tool!!!
ready_2_rumble 1 year ago
A must have if you're thinking of doing your timing belt on your own. Made the change very easy and worry free that your driver's side will not slip out of timing. I simply put this tool on the cam gears, made sure the bolts are tight and simply removed the timing belt (following procedure of course). Don't cheap out, do the job properly with the right tools.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Q: 2012 Subaru WRX Ethan WRX 1 year 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. 1 year 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