Camry 2008-2009

Timing Chain & Sprockets 2

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Removal & Installation



2.4L Engine
Hybrid

Specific to:

Toyota Camry 2007-2008


CAUTION
Before inspecting the high-voltage system or disconnecting the low voltage connector of the inverter with converter assembly, take safety precautions, such as wearing insulated gloves and removing the service plug grip to prevent electrical shocks. Make sure to turn the power switch off before removing the service plug grip. After removing the service plug grip, put it in your pocket to prevent other technicians from accidentally reconnecting it while you are working on the high-voltage system.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove the crankshaft position sensor plate.

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    Fig. Removing the crankshaft position sensor plate



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    Fig. Removing the bolt and chain tensioner slipper



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    Fig. Removing the two bolts and upper chain vibration damper

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  5. Remove the bolt and chain tensioner slipper.
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  7. Remove the two bolts and chain vibration damper.

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    Fig. Removing the bolt and timing chain guide



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    Fig. Removing the upper chain assembly

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  9. Remove the bolt and timing chain guide.
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  11. Remove the upper chain assembly.

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    Fig. Removing the crankshaft timing sprocket



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    Fig. Turning the crankshaft by 90° counterclockwise to align the adjusting hole

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  13. Remove the crankshaft timing sprocket.
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  15. To remove the lower chain assembly. Turn the crankshaft by 90° counterclockwise to align the adjusting hole of the oil pump drive shaft sprocket with the groove of the oil pump.

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    Fig. Locking the gear in position

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  17. Insert a 4 mm diameter bar into the adjusting hole of the oil pump drive shaft sprocket to lock the gear in position, and then remove the nut.
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  19. Remove the bolt, chain tensioner plate and spring.
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  21. Remove the chain tensioner, oil pump driven sprocket and chain.

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    Fig. Removing the bolt, chain tensioner plate and spring



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    Fig. Removing the chain tensioner, oil pump driven sprocket and chain

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To install:

  1. Set the crankshaft key into the left horizontal position.
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  3. Turn the drive shaft so that the cutout faces upward.

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    Fig. Setting the crankshaft key and cutout face



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    Fig. Aligning the yellow mark links with the timing marks of each gear

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  5. Align the yellow mark links with the timing marks of each gear.
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  7. Install the sprockets onto the crankshaft and oil pump shaft with the chain wrapped on the gears
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  9. Temporarily tighten the oil pump drive shaft sprocket with the nut.
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  11. Insert the damper spring into the adjusting hole, and then install the chain tensioner plate with the bolt and tighten to 9 ft. lbs. (12 Nm).

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    Fig. Aligning the adjusting hole of the oil pump drive shaft sprocket

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  13. Align the adjusting hole of the oil pump drive shaft sprocket with the groove of the oil pump.
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  15. Insert a 4 mm diameter bar into the adjusting hole of the oil pump drive shaft gear to lock the gear in position, and then tighten the nut to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).

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    Fig. Rotating the crankshaft clockwise by 90°



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    Fig. Installing the crankshaft timing sprocket

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  17. Rotate the crankshaft clockwise by 90°, and align the crankshaft key to the top.
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  19. Install the crankshaft timing sprocket.
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  21. Install the chain vibration damper with the 2 bolts and tighten to 80 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
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  23. Set the No. 1 cylinder to TDC/compression.

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    Fig. Setting the No. 1 cylinder to TDC/compression

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  25. Turn the camshafts with a wrench (using the hexagonal lobe) to align the timing marks of the camshaft timing gear with each timing mark located on the No. 1 and No. 2 bearing caps.
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  27. Using the crankshaft pulley bolt, turn the crankshaft to position with the key on the crankshaft upward.

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    Fig. Turning the crankshaft to position with the key on the crankshaft upward



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    Fig. Installing the chain onto the crankshaft timing sprocket with the gold or pink mark link

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  29. Install the chain onto the crankshaft timing sprocket with the gold or pink mark link aligned with the timing mark on the crankshaft.
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  31. Using Special Tool: 09309-37010 and a hammer, tap in the crankshaft timing sprocket.

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    Fig. Using Special Tool: 09309-37010 and a hammer to install the crankshaft timing sprocket



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    Fig. Aligning the gold or yellow link with each timing mark located on the camshaft timing gear and sprocket



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    Fig. Installing the chain tensioner slipper and bolt



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    Fig. Installing the timing chain guide and bolt



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    Fig. Installing the crankshaft sensor plate with the "F" mark facing forward

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  33. Align the gold or yellow link with each timing mark located on the camshaft timing gear and sprocket, then install the chain.
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  35. Install the chain tensioner slipper with the bolt and tighten to: 14 ft. lbs. (19 Nm).
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  37. Install the timing chain guide with the bolt and tighten to: 80 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
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  39. Install the crankshaft sensor plate with the "F" mark facing forward.
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