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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-18-2019, 07:49 AM Thread Starter
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Finally have spark now weird

compression problems . Has bent a couple of pushrods . and blows hard out of the carb . Has not fired once since we have spark . Is it possible to have the cam out of time without taking it apart . Acts suspiciously like it or broken cam shaft ? All I have done is electrical new stator and cdi box , fresh plugs . Its an 04 sportsman 700 with the kokosan ignition . if it helps

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-18-2019, 08:20 AM
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It is possible for a cam out of time without taking the engine apart, but it is usually a harbinger of other problems

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-18-2019, 08:30 AM Thread Starter
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Can you get the cam out without pulling the head and cylinder ?
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-18-2019, 08:57 AM
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The following components can be serviced or
removed with the engine installed in the frame:
* Flywheel
* Alternator/Stator
* Starter Motor/Starter Drive
* Cylinder Head
* Cylinder
* Piston/RIngs
* Camshaft
* Rocker Arms
* Oil pump/Water Pump and Oil Pump Drive Gear
* Gear Train Components

But, the cylinder has to be removed to remove the lifters or the engine has to be turned upside down to get the lifters to fall away from the cam to be able to get the cam out or back in. So it's either remove the engine or remove the cylinder head and cylinders to service the camshaft.

The cam timing can be checked by removing the crankcase cover to gain access to the drive gears. You will need the manual if you tear it down.

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I just answered your other thread OP. You supposedly fish the lifters out with a long magnet. I've never done it but supposedly it can be done.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-18-2019, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
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It can straight side flat tappets . pull right out , guess we are going to see what else is wrong .
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