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Oil leak at cam shaft seal on my 1998 camry, how to fix it?

It's a 2.2 L engine.

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  • frankchantf
    frankchantf Jan 09, 2013

    How to change the crankshaft seal? Can I do it by myself?

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    frankchantf Jan 11, 2013

    Thanks for your info. I may try to fix it.

  • Geoffrey White
    Geoffrey White Jan 11, 2013

    The oil seal at the crankshaft nose, behind the timing belt sprocket, yes, that can be extracted once you get the timing belt off. The crankshaft rear main seal is a big job, requiring removal of the transmission. Leave it leak, unless it is really bad.

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See here p12, 15, 49 and 72 for details. I recommend using new genuine Toyota gaskets, as the aftermarket ones don't last as well in that location.

http://www.turboninjas.com/camry/eg1.pdf

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You need to remove the timing belt and cam gear to access the oil seal, i would suggest to have it done by a certified mechanic.

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Replace it

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SOURCE: 1995 toyota camry leaking oil from behind the

either the cam seals are leaking or the valve cover gasket is leaking into the timing cover. maybe even head gasket... but in most of the cases like oil leaking from behind the timing cover the camshaft seal is the faulty .and replacing the camshaft solves the problem. no its not a costly part to be replaced. you can get it from a local car repair tech or from www.autozone.com service center.they also deal in parts. This will help. Thanks please keep updated.please please do rate the solution positively .thank you for using fixya

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SOURCE: 1995 toyota camry leaking oil from behind the

If you haven't had the timing belt replace (60,000 miles is the suggested service intervale) this is an overlap of having the timing belt replaced.
If the timing belt is not due for replacement and its the cam shaft seal that is leaking. Its a pretty easy fix. Remove the top timing belt cover , and the crankshaft sensor wiring you may have to remove the front engine mount . Set #1 piston at TDC, Loosen tensioner w/ spring slip off belt. **Remove sprocket pull out old seal with a sharp pick. Greese and install new seal make sure its flush with its bore . Reistall sprocket. Slide belt over Cam sprocket tighten tensioner. Install cover and mount (if applicable) Check timing marks by turning crank two revolutions.
** If CamSprocket Bolt is difficult to remove then remove valve cover and use a 21mm wrench to hold the Camshaft while you crack off Cam Sprocket Bolt.
You will see the groves on the Camshaft where you can place a wrench to hold the shaft.
After you replaced the seal replace the valve cover gasket ONLY IF YOU HAD TO REMOVE THE COVER TO HOLD THE CAM WHILE REMOVING ITS BOLT.

This is about as major as it gets.

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