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Cam shaft housing gasket leaking oil

How do I replace the camshaft gasket on a 01 alero 4 cylinder.

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What is the lexus tsb (tsib) EG7027

refer to Cold Start Engine Noise.
My 2008 GFM Lexus IS350 has been having the same problem as described in this thread for the past few months. I decided to take the car in on July 10th. When I described the problem to the service advisor, he said it might have something to do with the cam shaft and that I will need to leave the car at the dealership for a few days. I picked the car up on July 15th and have been driving the car the past serveral hours, with serveral start ups, and have yet to encounter the problem...only time will tell if the problem will reoccur.

The following is a snip-it of my invoice:
A instant rattle engine sound right after cold start or sit for while
08 Engine - 08
213050-31162 A0 Gear Assy, Camshaft(N/C)
490430-16012 A0 Gasket(N/C)
290430-16016 A0 Gasket(N/C)
111328-31030 A0 Gasket, Timing Chain(N/C)
411159-0P010 A0 Gasket, Camshaft Bea(N/C)
290430-A0001 A0 Gasket(N/C)
123915-46011 A0 Insulator, Fuel Pump(N/C)
111214-31020 A0 Gasket, Cylinder Hea(N/C)
111213-31040 A0 Gasket, Cylinder Hea(N/C)
117176-31060A1 Gasket, Air Surge Ta(N/C)
Parts: 0.00Labor: 0.00Other: 0.00Total Line A: 0.00

26241 Intake camshaft gears oil leak down. Replaced bank 1 and 2 with improved camshaft gears per TSIB#L-SB-0156-08. Repair completed.

If anyone else has this same TSIB done and the problem reoccured, please let me know. Thanks and good luck to all.

Oct 10, 2017 | Lexus Cars & Trucks

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My 2002 Honda Accord 4 cylinder was leaking oil. So I had it checked and he said it was my valve cover gasket,spark plugs, then my solenoid.Had all replaced but still leaks he says don't now problem.

My '96 had the same problem. On my car, the leaks were on the vtec solenoid (spool valve) and the distributor, where the distributor meets the cam shaft. The seals on my distributor weren't serviceable, but your car doesn't have a distributor to leak. Instead, it has a cam position sensor (it's placed identically to a distributor, making it easy to locate). It's probably a simple o-ring replacement between the cam sensor and camshaft.

Apr 21, 2017 | Honda Cars & Trucks

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Oil leaking from toyota camry 1992, 1994 model

You don't say what engine it has. The 4-cyl was a better than the V6 for oil leaks.

The V6 had oil leaks from

-rear bank cam cover gasket

-distributor o-ring seal

-oil filter bracket o-ring seal

-crankshaft nose oil seal (less common)

-rear main bearing oil seal (expensive, just leave it)

The 4 cyl leaked oil from

-distributor o-ring seal

-camshaft cover gasket

-rear main bearing seal (expensive, leave it)

May 21, 2012 | 1991 Toyota Camry

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Does the cam shaft on a 1987 sentra 1.3 E13S engine take a spacer or washer between the oil seal housing and cyclinder head

Here's what the tech data says for installation:

To install:
  1. Slide the camshaft into the cylinder head carefully and then install a NEW oil seal.
  2. Install the cylinder head and rear timing belt cover.
  3. Set the camshaft so that the knockpin faces upward and then install the camshaft sprocket so its timing mark aligns with the one on the rear timing cover.
  4. Install the timing belt.
  5. Coat the rocker shaft and the interior of the rocker arm with engine oil. Install them so the punchmark on the shaft faces forward and the oil holes in the shaft face down. The cut-out in the center retainer on the shaft should face the exhaust manifold side of the engine.
  6. Make sure the valve adjusting screws are loosened and then tighten the shaft bolts to 13-15 ft. lbs. (18-20 Nm) in several stages, from the center out. The first and last mounting bolts should have a new bolt stopper installed.
  7. Adjust the valves and refill all fluid levels.
  8. Start engine, check timing and road test.

Jun 07, 2010 | 1989 Nissan Sentra 4 Door

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1995 toyota camry leaking oil from behind the timing belt cover. Isn't this a major repair? Is the leak more than likely a camshaft seal?

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.

May 12, 2010 | 1995 Toyota Camry

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I have a 1988 Toyota 4x4, all stock. V-6, 5 speed. I just replaced the valve cover gaskets, clutch w/rear main seal as both were leaking oil. Now, I am still leaking oil but cannot find the leak. I was...

Yes rear cam plug leaks are common. no need to replace, just remove & apply rtv to sealing surface. Also check cam housing on right bank rear. This can be removed & resealed with rtv silicone.

Dec 28, 2009 | Toyota Pickup Cars & Trucks

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My toyota vienta 3VZ-FE 1996 - oil leak onto exhaust


That engine will leak oil from

- cam cover gaskets (rear one drips on the exhaust)
- camshaft end seals
- distributor shaft o-ring (appears on top of transaxle housing)
- oil filter bracket to block o-ring seal (drips on front bank exhaust)
- crankshaft nose oil seal (have done with timing belt change)
- rear main seal (expensive, leave it be)

Dec 06, 2009 | 1996 Toyota Camry

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Cam shaft torques for caps and cover 3.0tdohc

Bolts in the center of the cams 28.2 ft/lbs
Bolts on the outside of the cams 15.9ft/lbs
1. Cylinder head cover.
1) Install the cylinder head cover gasket to cylinder
head cover.
3) Apply liquid gasket (TB1207B or equivalent) to
the rubber seal of the camshaft end, injector
harness gasket area and No. 1 camshaft
4) Tighten cylinder head cover fixing bolts
Torque : 9 N·m (0.9 kg·m/6.5 lb ft)

Aug 11, 2009 | 2000 Isuzu Trooper

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Have a serious oil leak.

the 3.0 liter engine was known to walk out cam shaft seals. there are covers over the camshaft gears that can be removed and you should be able to see if the seal has came out

Jan 31, 2009 | 2000 Dodge Caravan

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Cam shaft housing gasket leaking oil

hopefully you keep it lubricated and just keep wasting $$$ on oil. hopefully there isn't ANY damage to the cam / bearing, etc.

Jun 19, 2008 | 2001 Oldsmobile Alero

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