RX300 1999

Crankshaft Front Seal

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    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
     

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NOTE
To extract the engine bracket and control rod, raise the engine slightly.



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
 
No. 1 timing belt cover
 

  1. Remove the No. 2 timing belt cover, as follows:

    Engine wire protector from the No. 3 (rear) timing belt cover
     
    Engine wire protector clamp from the No. 3 timing belt cover
     
    5 bolts from the No. 2 timing belt cover
     
    No. 2 cover
     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    No. 2 timing belt cover, using a new gasket
     

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NOTE
Install it evenly to the part of the belt cover shaded black. After installation, press down on it so that the adhesive sticks to the belt cover firmly.



No. 2 timing belt cover. Tighten the 5 bolts to 74 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
 
Engine wire protector clamp to the No. 3 timing belt cover
 
Engine wire protector to the No. 3 timing bel