Question about 1996 Lexus LS 400
A front impact has knocked the timing off on the 1UZ-FE in my 96 LS400. Can anybody explain the procedure for correcting it, i.e. crankshaft position, location of timing marks, ect. Have done many single cam v8 engines but never a dohc v8.
With crank pulley white mark on 0 remove both cam pulley covers and verify yellow painted notches are exactly on the T mark cast in the fwd cam bearing housings..IF u find that it ISNT 'in time' then remove tensioner located near crank pulley and very carefully manipulate the L and R cam sprokets to allow belt to removed from cam sprockets only... DoNOT rotate engine without T belt installed .Do NOT turn engine backwards.. ever.. be advised that should the cam timing be off by more than 3 teeth either way serious engine damage will result ..this series of engines utilizes variable intake camshaft adjustment .. This job is not for the american small block specialist of yesteryear.. even an experienced asian tech is gonna have a difficult time with this lexus .. its not quite the same engine the Tundra uses...Lexus only mods befuddle reg toyota techs
Posted on Oct 29, 2008
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Remove any oil or water on the idler pulley and keep it clean.
If the old timing belt is being reinstalled, make sure the directional arrow is facing in the original direction and that the belt and crankshaft gear matchmarks are properly aligned.
On 2S-ELC engines, make sure that the Matchmark on the oil seal retainer and center hole of the small hole on the camshaft timing pulley are aligned.
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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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