RX300 1999

Crankshaft Damper (Balancer)


Removal & Installation

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    To extract the engine bracket and control rod, raise the engine slightly.

    Engine coolant reservoir tank and the alternator belt
    Right front wheel and the splash shield
    Power steering pump drive belt, by loosening both bolts
    Both ground wire connectors
    Right engine mounting stay
    Engine moving control rod and the No. 2 right engine mount bracket

    No. 2 alternator bracket
    Crankshaft pulley bolt, using a prybar and wrench or Crankshaft Pulley Holding tool 09213-54015 and Flange Holding tool 09330-00021
    Crankshaft pulley, using a puller


To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Crankshaft pulley. Tighten the bolt to 159 ft. lbs. (215 Nm).
    No. 2 alternator bracket. Tighten the nut to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm). Do not tighten the pivot bolt at this time.
    No. 2 right engine mounting bracket and the moving control rod
    Right engine mount stay
    Both ground wire connectors
    Drive belts by adjusting them
    Coolant reservoir
    Right front splash shield and wheel
    Negative battery cable

  3. Start the vehicle and check for any leaks.
  5. Recheck the ignition timing.