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Crank seal leaking, so do cams and kit

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by vettehigh, May 24, 2019.

  1. May 24, 2019 at 11:23 AM
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    Well after spending $750 on OEM parts and labor to replace my oil pan 2/3 weeks ago, I just saw another leak on the ground. I just got back from the guy who did my pan and said the leak is from the front crank seal. The guy I bought the truck from said he changed the timing belt with the kit, but I have no proof. I need the front crank seal changed and the 2 front cams seals too. I wonder if I should just do the whole kit, but he wants $500 labor to do so. I put 3 new belts on last year (AC, Alt, Power Steering)

    If I do so, I would go with the following kit + below bolt:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-GENUIN...G-BELT-KIT-15-PCS-4RUNNER-TACOMA/231280476672

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-To...-Bolt-90105-16031/372536703848?epid=657976027
     
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  2. May 25, 2019 at 4:09 AM
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    I just woke up and remember being told it was $370 to do the timing kit, but if I wanted the water pump changed too, that would be an additional $130 ($500 total). Does not sound right. Isn't the water right there are simple to remove? The same guy did a great job on my oil pan replacement and only charged me $350 for that considering he had to drop everything also.

    BTW, he is $65 per hour
     
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  3. May 25, 2019 at 4:20 AM
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    That doesn't sound unreasonable. One thing I can say, based off many guys experiences here, if you find a mechanic that actually does good work you keep him. He sounds trustworthy to me. Is there a warranty on the parts and labor?
     
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  4. May 25, 2019 at 4:28 AM
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    I buy my own OEM parts and bring them to him...not sure of labor warranty, have to ask. Being a sound Toyota tech, how long hour wise should it take to complete the 15 part kit?
     
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  5. May 25, 2019 at 4:29 AM
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    Not sure what book time is but that doesn't sound out of line
     
  6. May 25, 2019 at 4:32 AM
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    I also told him, before he does any work to check first where the leak is coming from. Believe it's the front crank seal, but I want to know for sure. It could be the oil switch, oil pump etc... Don't want to go through all this work and $$$ to later find out another part was causing the leak
     
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  7. May 25, 2019 at 4:39 AM
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    Yeah, definitely make sure he diagnoses the leak first. That way the leak is actually fixed lol I mean I'd imagine that doesn't require saying to him but you better to be safe
     
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  8. May 25, 2019 at 9:11 AM
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    When my driver's side cam seal leaked, it went to the top of the oil pan. Looked like this.
     
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  9. May 27, 2019 at 4:43 AM
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    Just a thought, would about changing the oil pump and seal while everything else is apart? Do these even go bad?
     
  10. May 27, 2019 at 5:05 AM
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    Can't be a bad idea to at least do the oil pump seal I'd think
     
  11. May 27, 2019 at 5:10 AM
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    Is that simple to do so?
     
  12. May 27, 2019 at 5:18 AM
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    Wait I confused you with a different thread. I thought your engine was pulled. Yeah your mechanic just needs to diagnose your leak first and depending on what needs to be done for that, than you can see about the well since you're doing that might as well do these things, etc
     
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  13. May 27, 2019 at 5:21 AM
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    Wish it was pulled, but no. First will be finding the exact cause of the leak...then go from there. Thanks
     
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