Toyota Celica/Supra 1971-1985 Repair Guide

Camshaft Housing Oil Seal

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



5M-GE Engine

The camshaft housing oil seals can be removed with the camshaft either installed or removed. Both methods are covered below.

CAMSHAFT REMOVED
  1. Using a small prybar, carefully pry out the oil seals.
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  3. Coat the new oil seals with multi-purpose grease. Using an old socket or oil seal tool, gently tap the new seals into place.
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CAMSHAFT AND HOUSING INSTALLED

See Figures 1, 2 and 3



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Fig. Fig. 1: Cutting the oil seal with the camshaft installed



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Fig. Fig. 2: Pry the seal from the housing; be careful not to scratch the camshaft



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Fig. Fig. 3: To install the oil seal, use a seal driver or an old socket and hammer

  1. Carefully cut the oil seal lip off of each seal using a utility knife. The lip is the inner diameter portion of the seal, closest to the camshaft.
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  3. Tape the blade end of a small prybar so as not to damage the camshaft. Pry out the remaining part of the oil seals.
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  5. Coat the new seals with multi-purpose grease. Using an old socket or oil seal tool, gently tap the new seals into place.
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