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According to the manufacturer of the freeze plug, the socket that the plug should be inserted into is in the left rear of the engine (left rear assuming you are in the driver's seat looking towards the front of the car). It's hard to say exactly, but I don't think the freeze plug socket is accessible from the top of the engine. I believe I have to jack the front end up, remove the left engine under cover(s), and look for the socket from underneath. If anyone has access to the official Scion/Toyota procedure manual and can explain how to get access to the freeze plug socket, I will be way ahead. Cheers & thanks, Mr_Liss
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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:
Crankshaft position sensor Lower oil pan No. 1 chain tensioner Accessory drive belt tensioner
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
Align the yellow colored links with the timing marks of the sprocket as shown in the illustration.
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