Land Rover 2000-05

Front Cover & Seal


For seal replacement, see the next procedure.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
    Oil pan
    Oil pick up strainer
    Crankshaft pulley and drive belt tensioner
    Hose from the water pump
    Oil cooler hoses from the front cover, then plug the hoses and connections to prevent dirt from entering.
    Oil pressure switch and CMP sensor electrical connectors
    Timing cover mounting bolts, then remove the cover.

  5. Clean the gasket mating surfaces and drive out the crankshaft seal.
  7. Clean the timing gears and turn the crankshaft until the timing mark on the crankshaft and camshaft face each other (camshaft at 6 o-clock and crankshaft at twelve o-clock).
  9. Remove the camshaft timing gear mounting bolt.
  11. Remove the timing gears and chain as an assembly.

To install:

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Fig. Be sure to align the cam gear (3) timing mark (4) with the crankshaft gear (2), as shown

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