REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Drain and recycle the engine coolant.
- Remove the water pump.
- Remove the power steering pump (if not removed during water pump removal).
- Raise and support the vehicle.
- Remove the crankshaft pulley.
- Remove the vibration damper.
If replacing the seal only:
- Using a suitable tool, pry the seal from out of the timing cover. Use caution as to not damage the seal surface of the timing cover. Proceed to the installation steps.
- Remove the bracket that retains the transmission cooler lines.
- Remove the two front oil pan bolts on each side of the crankshaft that retain the cover.
- Remove the bolts that retain the timing cover to the engine block.
- Remove the cover, using caution to avoid damaging the oil pan gasket.
- Remove the seal from the timing cover using a suitable tool. Take care not to damage the seal surface of the timing cover.
- Using a new timing cover gasket, place the timing cover on the engine block.
- Install the timing cover bolts to the engine block. Tighten to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm).
- Install the front two oil pan bolts, tighten to 215 inch lbs. (24 Nm).
- Using tool C-4251or equivalent, install the threaded shaft into the crankshaft. Place seal in opening, with spring side down. Place the installing adapter C-4251-3 with the thrust bearing and nut over threaded shaft. Tighten nut until tool bottoms on timing cover.
- Install the vibration damper.
- Install the crankshaft pulley.
- Lower the vehicle.
- Install the power steering pump.
- Install the water pump.
- Refill the cooling system with the proper coolant mixture and bleed the system.
- Connect the negative battery cable.
- Start the vehicle and check for leaks.