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How do you remove the crankshaft timing gear and install new crank seal? 1997 2.0 Litre engine SOHC

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Yes the seal is behind it

Posted on Mar 20, 2011

  • coreynance Mar 20, 2011

    On this motor the crank timing gear is supposed to slide off after crank pulley removal. If it is stuck you need to drill to holes and tap with threads and use a puller as there is no other way for removal....This is HOW to remove the crankshaft timing gear on a 97 Toyota Rav 4 2.0L DOHC, error was made above in the original question as this is not a SOHC motor, as 1 cam timing pulley drives 2 camshafts.

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This answer covers Mitsubishi Diamante1.8L, 2.4L, 3.0L (SOHC and DOHC), 3.5L, and 1997-2000 1.5L Engines.

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Fig.1 - CKP position and its two mounting bolts
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In Fig. 1, the two arrows point to the CKP (crankshaft position sensor) mounting bolts to remove. 2.4L engine shown.

Fig.2 - CKP reluctor removal
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Remove the sensor and slide the reluctor wheel off of the crankshaft-2.4L engine shown.

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3. Unplug the sensor connector.
4. Unfasten the two retaining bolts, then remove the CKP sensor from the vehicle.
5. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.

Reference: Autozone online repair guide: Mitsubishi Galant/Mirage/Diamante 1990-2000, at
www.autozone.com

Fig.3 - photo - new 99Diamante CKP, a Wells part #SU4313
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See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

  1. Remove the timing cover. This will allow access to the timing chain.
  2. Crank the engine until the timing marks on both sprockets are nearest each other and in line between the shaft centers.



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Fig. Fig. 1: Crank the engine until the timing marks on both sprockets are in line

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Fig. Fig. 2: Remove the camshaft gear retaining bolts


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Fig. Fig. 3: Remove the camshaft gear and timing chain
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Fig. Fig. 4: A gear puller will be required to remove the crankshaft gear


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Fig. Fig. 5: Timing mark alignment-4.3L, 5.0L, 5.7L and 7.4L engines

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    Fig. 11: Use the seal remover tool C-4991 to remove the crankshaft oil seal — 3.3L and 3.8L engines 86723230.gif
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did you check the pulley on the crank shaft ??
is it warped ?? ( bent )
because i do not think that the truck will run with the crankshaft moving.....back and forth.
so in any case you have a lot of work to do.
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  3. Remove the vibration damper.
  4. Remove the timing chain cover.
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  6. Lift the crankshaft out of the block.
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  8. Remove and discard the front crankshaft oil seal.
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