1. Remove the fan and generator V belt:
2. TIMING CHAIN (2az-FE Engine): Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
Drain the engine oil.
Remove or disconnect the following:
Negative battery cable
Hood Right-side front wheel Engine under covers Right-side fender apron seal Front exhaust pipe Engine moving control rod and bracket Right-side engine mounting stay and bracket Accessory drive belt Engine appearance cover Engine wire Alternator Power steering pump, leave the hoses connected Ignition coils Ventilation hoses Cylinder head cover Turn the crankshaft pulley to set the No. 1 cylinder to TDC compression. Align the groove on the pulley with the timing mark -0- on the front cover. Remove the crankshaft pulley as follows:
1. TMC made: Use Special Tool 09213-54015 to hold the pulley to loosen the bolt. Use Special Tool 09950-50013 to remove the bolt and pulley.
2. TMMK made: Use Special Tool 09960-10010 to hold the pulley to remove the bolt. Use Special Tool 09950-40011 to remove the crankshaft pulley
Fig. Removing the crankshaft pulley-TMC-2.4L (2AZ-FE) engine
Fig. Removing the crankshaft pulley-TMMK-2.4L (2AZ-FE) engine
Remove or disconnect the following: Support the engine with a suitable engine lifting device.
Remove or disconnect the following:
Crankshaft position sensor Lower oil pan No. 1 chain tensioner Accessory drive belt tensioner
Engine mounting insulators Right-side engine mounting bracket Stud bolt for the accessory drive belt tensioner from the block Front cover mounting bolts and nuts Front cover Crankshaft position sensor plate Timing chain tensioner slipper Timing chain vibration damper Timing chain Crankshaft timing sprocket
Turn the crankshaft counterclockwise by 90°, and align an adjusting hole of the oil pump driven sprocket with the groove of the oil pump.
Fig. Align the adjusting hole of the oil pump drive sprocket with the oil pump groove-2.4L (2AZ-FE) engine
Fig. Insert a bar to lock the sprocket in position-2.4L (2AZ-FE) engine
Put a bar in the adjusting hole of the oil pump driven sprocket to temporarily lock the sprocket in position. Remove the nut.
Remove the bolt, chain tensioner and spring.
Remove the chain tensioner, oil pump sprocket and No. 2 timing chain.
Set the crankshaft key into the left horizontal position. Turn the cutout of the drive shaft to the top
Fig. Align the crankshaft key and drive shaft cutout as shown for installation-2.4L (2AZ-FE) engine Insert the sprockets with chain to the crankshaft and oil pump shaft.
Temporarily tighten the oil pump driven sprocket with the nut.
Insert the damper spring into the adjusting hole, and install the chain tensioner plate with the nut. Tighten to 9 ft. lbs. (12 Nm).
Align the adjusting hole of the oil pump driven sprocket with the groove of the oil pump.
Put a bar in the adjusting hole of the oil pump driven sprocket to temporarily lock the sprocket in position. Tighten the nut to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
Rotate the crankshaft counterclockwise by 90°, and align the crankshaft key to the top.
Install the timing chain vibration damper. Tighten to 80 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
Align the timing marks of the camshaft timing sprockets and bearing caps.
Using the crankshaft pulley bolt, turn the crankshaft and set the set key on the crankshaft upward.
Align the gold or orange colored link with the timing mark of the crankshaft timing sprocket.
Using Special Tool 09309-37010, tap in the sprocket.
Align the gold or yellow colored links with the timing marks of the camshaft timing gear and camshaft timing sprocket. Install the chain.
Align the yellow colored links with the timing marks of the sprocket as shown in the illustration.
Fig. Align the marks of the sprockets and bearing caps to set the No. 1 cylinder at TDC-2.4L (2AZ-FE) engine
Fig. Set the crankshaft set key facing upward-2.4L (2AZ-FE) engine
Fig. Align the marked link of the timing chain with crankshaft sprocket timing mark-2.4L (2AZ-FE) engine
Fig. Tap the crankshaft sprocket in with Special Tool 09309-37010-2.4L (2AZ-FE) engine
Fig. Align the marked links of the timing chain with the camshaft sprockets during installation-2.4L (2AZ-FE) engine