Toyota Highlander 6 2001-06

Front Crankshaft Seal

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Removal & Installation



3.0L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    To extract the engine bracket and control rod, raise the engine slightly.



    Engine coolant reservoir tank and the alternator belt
     
    Right front wheel and the splash shield
     
    Power steering pump drive belt, by loosening both bolts
     
    Both ground wire connectors
     
    Right engine mounting stay
     
    Engine moving control rod and the No. 2 right engine mount bracket
     



    No. 2 alternator bracket
     
    Crankshaft pulley bolt, using a prybar and wrench or Crankshaft Pulley Holding tool 09213-54015 and Flange Holding tool 09330-00021
     
    Crankshaft pulley, using a puller
     
    No. 1 timing belt cover
     

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  5. Remove the No. 2 timing belt cover, as follows:

    Engine wire protector from the No. 3 (rear) timing belt cover
     
    Engine wire protector clamp from the No. 3 timing belt cover
     
    5 bolts from the No. 2 timing belt cover
     
    No. 2 cover
     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:
    NOTE
    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.



    No. 2 timing belt cover, using a new gasket
     



    No. 2 timing belt cover. Tighten the 5 bolts to 74 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
     
    Engine wire protector clamp to the No. 3 timing belt cover
     
    Engine wire protector to the No. 3 timing belt cover with the bolt
     
    No. 3 timing belt cover, using a new gasket
     
    Tighten the 4 No. 1 timing belt cover bolts to 74 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
     
    Crankshaft pulley. Tighten the bolt to 159 ft. lbs. (215 Nm).
     
    No. 2 alternator bracket. Tighten the nut to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm). Do not tighten the pivot bolt at this time.
     
    No. 2 right engine mounting bracket and the moving control rod
     
    Right engine mount stay
     
    Both ground wire connectors
     
    Drive belts by adjusting them
     
    Coolant reservoir
     
    Right front splash shield and wheel
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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  3. Start the vehicle and check for any leaks.
  4.  
  5. Recheck the ignition timing.
  6.  

Hybrid
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the timing belt.
  4.  
  5. Remove the timing belt plate.
  6.  
  7. Install the crankshaft pulley bolts to the crankshaft.
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  9. Using Special Tool 09950-50013 or equivalent, remove the crankshaft timing pulley.

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    Fig. Using the Special Tool or equivalent puller, remove the crankshaft timing pulley.

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  11. Using a knife, cut off the oil seal lip.
  12.  
  13. Using a suitable pry tool, pry out the oil seal.
    CAUTION
    Use tape on the tip of the pry tool to prevent damage to the crankshaft.

  14.  

To install:

  1. Apply MP grease to a new oil seal lip.
  2.  
  3. Using Special Tool 09223-00010 or suitable seal installer and hammer, tap in a new oil seal until its surface is flush with the oil pump edge.
  4.  
  5. Align the keyway of the crankshaft timing pulley with the key located on the crankshaft and slide the pulley into place.
    NOTE
    Do not scratch the sensor area of the crankshaft timing pulley.

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  7. Install the timing belt plate. Tighten to 71 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Install the timing belt.
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  11. If necessary, perform the initialization procedure, as outlined in the Chassis Electrical System.
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  13. Start the engine and check for leaks.
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