Toyota Celica, Corolla, ECHO & MR2 1999-05

Front Crankshaft Seal

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Removal & Installation




NOTE
The following procedures apply to engines using a timing belt. The procedures for front cover seals can be found later in this section.


NOTE
The following procedures apply to engines using a timing belt. The procedures for front cover seals can be found later in this section.

5e-FE Engine

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

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    WARNING
    When removing the front seal, be extremely careful not to damage the crankshaft.



    Negative battery cable from the battery. On vehicles equipped with an air bag, wait at least 90 seconds before proceeding.
     
    Front covers and the timing belt
     
    Crankshaft timing belt sprocket
     

  4.  
  5. Using a knife, cut off the oil seal lip
  6.  
  7. Tape the end of a flat bladed tool to avoid damaging crankshaft. Pry out the oil seal using the taped end of the tool
  8.  
  9. Inspect the oil seal riding surface on the crankshaft for signs of wear or damage
  10.  

To install: