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Cam an Crank Seal Replacements. T-Belt is off.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by B-Field, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. Jun 6, 2010 at 10:58 PM
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    B-Field

    B-Field [OP] Member

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    How do I remove and install the Cam and Crank Seals? I have the Timing belt off. 2001 Taco V6 Prerunner.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Jun 6, 2010 at 11:16 PM
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    kumaWRX

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    The best way is to use a seal remover like those sold from Matco, etc. But you can use a flathead screwdriver but it isn't nearly as safe. You stick the screwdriver head past the lip of the seal being careful NOT to mar the cam or crank surface otherwise the new seal will leak, and kind of work the seal out as it is just an interference fit.

    To install the seal, use only genuine Toyota unless you like doing double work, I use a 3/8" extension and evenly work the seal in to the depth that the old one was. And don't forget to put silicone based gel, such as Sil-glyde from Napa, on the lip of the seal so the seal won't burn up before oil can lube it.
     
  3. Jun 7, 2010 at 6:05 AM
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    TKGN1

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    An easy way to get the seals out is to drill two holes 180* from each other through the seals using a 1/16 drill bit. Using sheetmetal screws (or
    equivalent) screw those into the holes. Then you can use a screwdriver to pry against the screws and pop the seal right out. Works very well and will not scare or scratch the sealing area on the crank/cam.

    Install as kumaWRX suggested. Make sure the seal stays straight going in.
     
  4. Jun 22, 2010 at 11:04 AM
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    B-Field

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    thanks for the help Gents. I appreciate it!
     
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