Toyota Avalon, Camry, Camry Solara 2001-06

Front Crankshaft Seal

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Removal & Installation



1mz-FE And 3mz-FE Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable. On vehicles equipped with an air bag, wait at least 90 seconds before proceeding.
     
    Timing belt
     
    Crankshaft timing gear
     

  4.  
  5. Cut out the lip portion of the oil seal.
  6.  
  7. Tape the end of a suitable pry bar to protect the crankshaft and carefully remove the oil seal.
    WARNING
    Be careful not to damage the crankshaft sealing surface.

  8.  

To install:

  1. Apply multi-purpose grease to the lip of a new oil seal. Also apply a light coating of liquid sealant to the outside of the oil seal.
  2.  
  3. Oil seal, until its surface is flush with the oil pump case edge.
  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Crankshaft timing gear
     
    Timing belt
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  6.  

5S-FE Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable. On vehicles equipped with an air bag, wait at least 90 seconds before proceeding
     

  4.  


NOTE
The front oil seal can be removed from the engine without removing the oil pump.



Timing belt covers and the timing belt
 
Front crankshaft gear from the crankshaft. Be sure not to damage any part of the crankshaft
 

  1. Using a knife, cut off the oil seal lip.
  2.  
  3. Pry out the oil seal. Wrap the edge of the tool with a rag or tape to prevent damaging the crankshaft. Be careful not to damage the crankshaft.
  4.  

To install:

  1. Using a new seal, apply a thin layer of liquid sealer to the outside of the seal.
  2.  
  3. Apply multi purpose grease to the new oil seal lip.
  4.  
  5. Oil seal until its surface is flush with the oil pump body edge.
  6.  
  7. Install or connect the following:

    Timing belt and the timing belt covers
     
    All other components
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  8.  

 
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