Mazda B-Series 1998-06

Timing Chain Cover

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Removal & Installation



2.3L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    WARNING
    Use care not to damage the engine front cover or the crankshaft when removing the seal.



    Negative battery cable
     
    Crankshaft pulley
     



    Crankshaft front oil seal by prying the seal out of the front cover
     

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To install:

  1. Using the special tool, install the crankshaft front oil seal.
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  3. Install the crankshaft pulley.
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  5. Tighten the crankshaft damper in two stages:

    Step 1: Tighten to 40 Nm (30 ft. lbs.)
     
    Step 2: Tighten an additional 90 degrees
     

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2.5L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, re