John Deere – 1023E, 1025R and 1026R – Check Camshaft End Play

[1] – Remove timing gear cover. (See Remove and Install Timing Gear Cover in Section 20, Group 05.)

[2] –

Fasten dial indicator base to cylinder block and position indicator tip on end of camshaft.

[3] – Push camshaft toward the rear as far as possible.

[4] – Zero the dial indicator.

[5] – Pull camshaft forward as far as possible. If camshaft end play exceeds specification, remove camshaft and replace thrust plate.