Toyota Camry 1983-1996 Repair Guide

Timing Belt Cover and Seal, 1MZ-FE Engine

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



1MZ-FE Engine

See Figures 1 thru 18



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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the timing belt, covers and gears

  1. Remove the engine coolant reservoir tank and the alternator belt.
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  3. Remove the right front wheel and the splash shield.
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  5. Remove the power steering pump drive belt by loosening the two bolts.
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  7. Disconnect the two ground wire connectors.
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  9. Remove the right engine mounting stay.
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  11. Remove the engine moving control rod and the No. 2 right engine mounting bracket.
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To extract the engine bracket and control rod, you will need to raise the engine slightly.

  1. Remove the No. 2 alternator bracket.
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  3. Using a prybar and wrench or SST tool 09213-54015 and 09330-00021, remove the crankshaft pulley bolt.
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  5. Using a puller, remove the crankshaft pulley.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Remove the engine coolant reservoir by pushing the retaining clip



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Fig. Fig. 3: Loosen the bolts to loosen the power steering drive belt



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Fig. Fig. 4: Slip the power steering drive belt off



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Fig. Fig. 5: Remove the bolts retaining the engine control rod



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Fig. Fig. 6: Remove the engine control rod (1) and No. 2 right engine bracket (2)



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Fig. Fig. 7: The No. 2 alternator bracket is held in by a bolt and stud



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Fig. Fig. 8: Using a prybar to retain the pulley, remove the bolt



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Fig. Fig. 9: If necessary, use a puller to remove the crankshaft pulley



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Fig. Fig. 10: Remove the four bolts retaining the timing belt cover



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Fig. Fig. 11: Note the timing marks are on the lower cover



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Fig. Fig. 12: On the passengers side near the firewall is a bolt retaining the engine wiring. Remove this ...



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Fig. Fig. 13: ... then push the retaining clip to release the harness



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Fig. Fig. 14: Now simply lift the harness up and tie it up it out of the way

  1. Remove the No. 1 timing belt cover by removing four bolts.
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  3. Remove the No. 2 timing belt cover as follows:
    1. Remove the bolt and disconnect the engine wire protector from the No. 3 (rear) timing belt cover.
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    3. Disconnect the engine wire protector clamp from the No. 3 timing belt cover.
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    5. Remove the five bolts from the No. 2 timing belt cover.
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    7. Remove the No. 2 cover from the engine.
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Fig. Fig. 15: The No. 2 timing belt cover is secured by 5 bolts



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Fig. Fig. 16: Lift and remove the No. 2 timing belt cover from the engine

To install:
  1. Apply the new gasket to the No. 2 timing belt cover. 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.
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  3. Install the No. 2 timing belt cover with the five bolts. Tighten the bolts to 74 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
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  5. Install the engine wire protector clamp to the No. 3 timing belt cover.
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  7. Install the engine wire protector to the No. 3 timing belt cover with the bolt.
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  9. Applky new gasket the way you did on the No. 2 cover on the No. 1 timing cover. Secure the No. 1 timing belt cover with four bolts. Tighten the bolts to 74 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
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Fig. Fig. 17: Place the new gasket on the No. 2 timing cover till it sticks firmly



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Fig. Fig. 18: Place the new gasket on the No. 1 timing cover till it sticks firmly

  1. Install the crankshaft pulley. Tighten the bolt to 159 ft. lbs. (215 Nm).
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  3. Install the No. 2 alternator bracket. Tighten the nut to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm). Do not tighten the pivot bolt at this time.
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  5. Install the No. 2 right engine mounting bracket and the moving control rod.
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  7. Install the right engine mounting stay.
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  9. Connect the two ground wire connectors.
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  11. Install and adjust the drive belts.
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  13. Install the coolant reservoir.
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  15. Install the right front splash shield and wheel assembly.
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  17. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  19. Start the vehicle and check for any leaks.
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  21. Recheck the ignition timing.
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