Are you sliding the crank gear on at the same time as you are attempting to install the cam gear on the cam? As in sliding them on equally keeping them in line with each other?Hi....ok, new question. I had to gently pry the old cam timing gear off the cam shaft. It didn't take a lot of leverage, used 2 angle headed prys. Now in a uTube video I watched where a guy had the same engine as mine, the new cam gear slid right on. My new one won't slide on so am I safe using the cam gear bolt to ease it on like a press fit? The bolt is pretty long so I don't think the threads are at risk. Is the cam gear supposed to just slide on easily? Or did he maybe fine sand/steel wool the surfaces to get it to slide on easy?