1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

What tool to use to remove valve stem seals?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by foampile, Jul 16, 2015.

  1. Jul 16, 2015 at 7:37 AM
    #1
    foampile

    foampile [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2011
    Member:
    #68807
    Messages:
    721
    Gender:
    Male
    Mid-Atlantic
    Vehicle:
    2007 V6 4WD 6 speed Extended Cab
    What tool do y'all use to remove valve stem seals? I saw a video where he suggests using something like slip joint or lineman's pliers but it is a different engine and the valve stems are more easily accessible, i.e. not as recessed as in the Taco. I tried using needle nose pliers but didn't work very well exactly because the needle nose was too narrow to get a good grip on the seal. Perhaps something as long as needle nose but without the "needle" part...
     
  2. Jul 16, 2015 at 10:41 AM
    #2
    Taco-2013

    Taco-2013 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2015
    Member:
    #155748
    Messages:
    97
    Gender:
    Male
    Long Island
    Vehicle:
    2013 Tacoma TRD Off Road
    You should use the right tool for that job. The correct tool looks like a pliers but wraps around the valve guide seal. It makes it pretty easy to remove the seals. I personally use the snapon/bluepoint version.

    mgjtM9UaqNYv1bOvI5yHs8w.jpg
     
    foampile [OP] likes this.
  3. Jul 16, 2015 at 10:43 AM
    #3
    foampile

    foampile [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2011
    Member:
    #68807
    Messages:
    721
    Gender:
    Male
    Mid-Atlantic
    Vehicle:
    2007 V6 4WD 6 speed Extended Cab
    Thanks. Do you know what the name for that tool is, under which I could search online?
     
  4. Jul 16, 2015 at 10:47 AM
    #4
    Taco-2013

    Taco-2013 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2015
    Member:
    #155748
    Messages:
    97
    Gender:
    Male
    Long Island
    Vehicle:
    2013 Tacoma TRD Off Road
    Try valve guide seal removal tool
     
    foampile [OP] likes this.
  5. Jul 16, 2015 at 10:59 AM
    #5
    foampile

    foampile [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2011
    Member:
    #68807
    Messages:
    721
    Gender:
    Male
    Mid-Atlantic
    Vehicle:
    2007 V6 4WD 6 speed Extended Cab

Products Discussed in

To Top