RX300 1999

Front Cover Oil Seal

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Removal & Installation



Cover Installed

Specific to:

Lexus RX300 1999-2000

Toyota RAV4 2000

  1. Unbolt and remove the oil pump.
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  3. Using a knife, carefully cut off the oil seal lip. With a flat-bladed tool, (preferably with tape around it) pry the seal from the cover.

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    Fig. Carefully cut off the oil seal lip, then pry the seal from the cover



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    Fig. Drive the seal flush against the cover edge

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To install:

  1. Apply multi-purpose grease to the new oil seal lip.
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  3. Tap the seal into place with SST 09223-50010/60011 or equivalent seal driver, and a hammer. Do this until the seal surface is flush with the cover edge.
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  5. Install the oil pump with a new O-ring.
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Cover Removed

Specific to:

Lexus RX300 1999-2000

Toyota RAV4 2000

  1. Unbolt the timing chain cover assembly. Be careful to loosen only the correct bolts.
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  3. Pry out the seal from the cover with a flat-bladed tool.
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  5. It is a good idea to remove the oil pump from the timing cover and replace the O-ring.

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    Fig. Remove the seal with a flat-blade tool and hammer



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    Fig. Install the seal using a proper sized driver

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To install:

  1. Clean and inspect the timing cover area. Install new gaskets around the dowel areas and pump spline.
  2.  
  3. Apply multi-purpose grease to the new oil seal lip.
  4.  
  5. Tap the seal into place with SST 09223-50010/60010 or equivalent, and a hammer. Do this until the seal surface is flush with the cover edge.
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  7. Install the cover, tighten the bolts as specified for your engine.
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  9. If the oil pump was removed, install a new O-ring behind the pump prior to installation.
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