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Crank shaft bolt left or right hand thread on rav4

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It's right hand thread, but very tight. One trick mechanics use, is to disable the igniton, and put a johnson bar on it, with it braced somewhere against a frame member, and crank the engine very briefly with the starter. The engine cranks clockwise so you must ready the bar against something in that direction. As you crank, the bolt resists in the counterclockwise direction and comes free. Sometimes makes a bit of noise, but it works like a charm.

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

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    Dave C Mar 11, 2009

    I should have mentioned! Never do this with the timing belt removed!



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