Toyota Camry and Avalon 1997-2000

Timing Belt Cover and Seal

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
5S-FE Engines
  1. On some models the engine coolant reservoir must be removed.
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  3. Remove the right front wheel.
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  5. Remove the fender apron liner and right engine under cover.
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Fig. Exploded view of the timing belt and front cover-5S-FE engines

  1. Remove the drive belts.
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  3. Remove the cruise control actuator and bracket.
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  5. Remove the alternator and alternator bracket.
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  7. Using a wood block on the jack, raise the engine enough to relieve the weight from the engine on the right mounting side.
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  9. Remove the right engine mounting insulator and bracket.
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  11. Remove the engine moving control rod.
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  13. Remove the spark plugs.
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  15. Remove the five bolts and remove the upper (No. 2) timing belt cover with gasket.
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  17. Set the No. 1 cylinder to TDC of the compression stroke as follows:
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    1. Check that the hole in the camshaft timing pulley is aligned with the bearing cap alignment mark. If hole and timing mark are not in alignment, turn the crankshaft one complete revolution (360°) and align them.
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Fig. Valve timing alignment mark-5S-FE engines

  1. Matchmark the timing belt with the camshaft timing pulley. Also, mark the belt where it meets the edge of the lower timing belt cover. Loosen the No. 1 idler pulley set bolt and shift the pulley toward the left as far as it will go, and temporarily tighten the bolt. Remove the timing belt from the camshaft timing pulley.
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  3. Using spanner wrench to hold the camshaft timing pulley, remove the pulley setbolt. Remove the pulley and bolt.
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  5. Remove the plate washer also.
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Fig. Using a spanner wrench to retain the camshaft pulley while removing the setbolt

  1. Using a spanner wrench to hold the crankshaft pulley, remove the pulley setbolt. Remove the pulley using a puller.
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  3. Remove the four bolts and remove the lower (No. 1) timing belt cover with gaskets.
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  5. Discard the upper and lower timing belt gaskets and purchase new ones. Make sure the gasket surfaces are clean.
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To install:

  1. Install the lower (No.1) timing belt cover and new gasket with the four bolts.
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  3. Align the crankshaft pulley set key with the pulley key groove.
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  5. Install the pulley. Tighten the pulley bolt to 80 ft. lbs. (108 Nm).
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  7. Align the camshaft knock pin with the matchmarks on the oil seal retainer.
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Fig. Align the camshaft knock pin with the matchmarks on the oil seal retainer

  1. Align the knock pin with the groove of the pulley, and slide the pulley onto the camshaft with the plate washer and set bolt.
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  3. Tighten the set bolt to 27 ft. lbs. (37 Nm).
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  5. On 5S-FE engines, turn the crankshaft pulley and align the 0 mark on the lower (No. 1) timing belt cover.
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Fig. Align the hole in the camshaft pulley with the mark on the camshaft bearing-5S-FE engines

  1. Install the timing belt and check the valve timing as follows:
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    1. Align the matchmarks that you made previously, and install the timing belt onto the camshaft pulley.
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    3. Loosen the No. 1 idler pulley set bolt 1 / 2 turn.
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    5. Turn the crankshaft pulley two complete revolutions TDC to TDC. ALWAYS turn the crankshaft CLOCKWISE. Check that the pulleys are still in alignment with the timing marks.
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    7. Tighten the No. 1 idler pulley set bolt to 31 ft. lbs. (42 Nm).
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    9. Make sure there is belt tension between the crankshaft and camshaft timing pulleys.
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  3. Install the upper (No. 2) timing cover with a new gasket(s).
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  5. Align the two clamps for the engine wiring harness with the cover mounting bolts.
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  7. Install the spark plugs.
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  9. Install the right mounting insulator with bracket. Tighten the bracket bolts to 38 ft. lbs. (52 Nm), insulator nuts to 38 ft. lbs. (52 Nm) and thru-bolt to 52 ft. lbs. (71 Nm).
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  11. Install the No. 2 engine mount bracket and tighten to 38 ft. lbs. (52 Nm)
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  13. Install the control rod and tighten the bolts to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
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  15. Lower the engine.
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  17. Install the alternator and alternator bracket.
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  19. Install the drive belt and adjust the tension.
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  21. Install the cruise control actuator with bracket.
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  23. Install the fender apron seal and right engine under cover.
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  25. Install the right front wheel.
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1MZ-FE Engine


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

  1. Remove the engine coolant reservoir tank and the alternator belt.
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Fig. Remove the engine coolant reservoir by pushing the retaining clip

  1. Remove the right front wheel and the splash shield.
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  3. Remove the power steering pump drive belt by loosening the two bolts.
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Fig. Loosen the bolts to loosen the power steering drive belt



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Fig. Slip the power steering drive belt off

  1. Disconnect the two ground wire connectors.
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  3. Remove the right engine mounting stay.
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  5. Remove the engine moving control rod and the No. 2 right engine mounting bracket.
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Fig. Remove the bolts retaining the engine control rod



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


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

  1. Using a prybar and wrench or SST tool 09213-54015 and 09330-00021, remove the crankshaft pulley bolt.
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Fig. Using a prybar to retain the pulley, remove the bolt

  1. Using a puller, remove the crankshaft pulley.
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  3. Remove the No. 1 timing belt cover by removing four bolts.
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Fig. Remove the four bolts retaining the timing belt cover



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Fig. Note the timing marks are on the lower cover



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



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



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

  1. Remove the No. 2 timing belt cover as follows:
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    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. The No. 2 timing belt cover is secured by 5 bolts



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Fig. 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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Fig. Place the new gasket on the No. 2 timing cover till it sticks firmly

  1. Install the No. 2 timing belt cover with the five bolts. Tighten the bolts to 74 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
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  3. Install the engine wire protector clamp to the No. 3 timing belt cover.
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  5. Install the engine wire protector to the No. 3 timing belt cover with the bolt.
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  7. Apply 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. 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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