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How to Replace the Engine on All 1997 - 2000 Toyota Camry / Avalon 2.2L 4 Cyl Models

How to Replace the Engine on All 1997 - 2000 Toyota Camry / Avalon 2.2L 4 Cyl Models.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

2.2L (5S-FE) Engine

Camry & Camry Solara

  • Disconnect the negative battery cable. On vehicles equipped with an air bag, wait at least 90 seconds before proceeding.
  • On the Camry Solara remove the strut tower brace.
  • Remove the battery and the battery tray.
  • Remove the hood.
  • Remove the engine undercover, then drain the engine coolant and oil.
  • Disconnect the accelerator cable from the throttle body.
  • On models with automatic transmission, disconnect the throttle cable.
  • Remove the air cleaner assembly.
  • Detach the intake air resonator chamber.
  • Disconnect the air intake hose.
  • On models with cruise control, remove the actuator cover, unplug the connector, remove the 3 bolts, then disconnect the actuator with the bracket.
  • Disconnect the ground strap at the battery carrier.
  • Remove the radiator, then disconnect the coolant reservoir hose.
  • Remove the washer tank and disconnect the electrical lead and hose.
  • Tag and disconnect the following:
  • The 5 connectors to the engine relay box
  • The igniter connector
  • The noise filter connector
  • The connector at the left-hand fender apron
  • The 2 ground straps from the left-hand and right-hand fender aprons
  • The data link connector (DLC1)
  • Disconnect the MAP sensor connector
  • Inside the vehicle, remove the dash panel undercover, the glove compartment door, the glove compartment, disconnect the cowl harness connectors and the 2 Engine Control Module (ECM) connectors.
  • Disconnect the heater hoses, the fuel return hose, and the fuel inlet hose.
  • On models with manual transmission, remove the starter and the clutch release cylinder. Don't disconnect the hydraulic line, simply hang the cylinder out of the way.
  • Disconnect the transaxle control cables at the transaxle.
  • Tag and disconnect all remaining vacuum hoses and connectors.
  • Remove the 2 nuts and pull out the engine wire from the cowl panel.
  • Without disconnecting the refrigerant lines, remove the air conditioning compressor and carefully position it out of the way.
  • Loosen the 2 bolts and disconnect the front exhaust pipe bracket. Use a deep 14mm socket and remove the 3 nuts attaching the front pipe to the manifold. Disconnect the front pipe from the exhaust manifold.
  • Remove the halfshafts.
  • Without disconnecting the hydraulic lines, remove the power steering pump and carefully position it aside.
  • Remove the 3 bolts (manual transmission) or 4 bolts (automatic transmission), then disconnect the left engine mounting insulator. Remove the access plugs, remove the 3 nuts, then remove the right rear engine mounting insulator. Remove the 3 bolts and disconnect the front right engine mounting insulator.
  • Attach an engine lifting device to the lift hooks. Remove the 3 bolts and disconnect the control rod.
  • Slowly and carefully, lift the engine/transaxle assembly out of the engine compartment.
  • If equipped with automatic transmission, remove the starter.
  • Separate the engine assembly from the transaxle.

To install:

  • Connect the engine assembly to the transaxle.

NOTE

On vehicles equipped with automatic transmission, install the starter.

  • Carefully lower the engine and transaxle assembly into the engine compartment.
  • With the engine level and all the mounts aligned with their brackets, install the engine control rod. Tighten the 3 bolts, in the sequence to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
  • Connect the front right engine mount and tighten the bolts to 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm). Connect the rear mount and tighten the nuts to 48 ft. lbs. (66 Nm). Don't forget the access plugs.
  • Connect the left mount and tighten the bolts (3 or 4) to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
  • Install the power steering pump and tighten the bolts to 31 ft. lbs. (43 Nm). Install the drive belt and connect the 2 air hoses to the air pipe.
  • Install the halfshafts.
  • Connect the front pipe to the manifold and tighten the new nuts to 46 ft. lbs. (62 Nm).
  • Install the air conditioning compressor and tighten the bolts to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
  • Feed the engine harness through the cowl and reattach the clamp to the cowl. Make the following connections:
  • The 2 ECM connectors
  • The 2 cowl wire connectors
  • Install the glove compartment and door
  • Install the lower instrument panel and the undercover
  • Connect the vacuum hoses and the transaxle control cables.
  • On manual transmission vehicles, install the release cylinder and the starter.
  • Connect the fuel inlet hose and tighten it to 22 ft. lbs. (29 Nm). Connect the return hose and the 2 heater hoses.
  • Connect the following:
  • Attach the 5 connectors to the relay box
  • The connectors from the left-hand fender apron
  • Install the engine relay box
  • The igniter connector
  • On California models, the ignition coil connector
  • The noise filter connector
  • The 2 ground straps from the left-hand and right-hand fender apron
  • The data link connector (DLC1)
  • The Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor connector.
  • Install the washer tank and connect the electrical lead and hose.
  • Install the coolant reservoir hose and the radiator.
  • If equipped with cruise control, install the actuator and bracket with the 3 bolts. Connect the actuator connector and install the cover.
  • Connect the ground strap to the battery carrier.
  • Install the air cleaner assembly.
  • On California models, connect the air hose to the air cleaner assembly and connect the air intake temperature sensor connector.
  • On vehicles equipped with automatic transmission, connect and adjust the throttle cable.
  • Connect and adjust the accelerator cable.
  • Install the battery tray and battery.
  • On Camry Solara models install the strut tower brace.
  • Install the hood.
  • Fill the engine with oil and coolant.
  • Connect the negative battery cable, start the engine, bleed the cooling system, and check for any leaks.
  • Install the engine undercover.
  • Road test the vehicle for any abnormal noise and verify proper operation.

3.0L (1MZ-FE) Engine

Camry & Camry Solara

  • Release the fuel system pressure.
  • Turn the ignition switch OFF .
  • Disconnect the battery cables, negative cable first.

NOTE

On vehicles equipped with an air bag, wait at least 90 seconds before proceeding.

  • Matchmark the hood hinges and remove the hood.
  • Remove the battery and battery tray.
  • Drain the engine oil and cooling system.
  • Disconnect the accelerator and throttle cables.
  • Remove the cruise control actuator, if equipped.
  • Remove the air cleaner assembly, mass air flow meter and air cleaner hose.
  • Remove the radiator.
  • Remove the 2 bolts and disconnect the engine relay box.
  • Disconnect the 5 connectors to the engine relay box.
  • Disconnect the following connectors:
  • 2 igniter connectors
  • Noise filter connector
  • Connector from the left-hand fender apron
  • Disconnect the 2 ground straps and any other electrical connections keeping them from being removed.
  • Disconnect all vacuum hoses from the engine.
  • Disconnect the fuel inlet and return hoses.
  • Disconnect the heater hoses.
  • Disconnect the transaxle control cable from the transaxle.
  • Remove the instrument panel undercover, the lower instrument panel and glove box assembly.
  • Disconnect the 3 Engine Control Module (ECM) connectors, the 5 cowl wire connectors, and the cooling fan ECM connector. Push the engine wire through the cowl panel.
  • Remove the front exhaust pipe.
  • Remove the halfshafts from the vehicle.
  • Disconnect the power steering pressure tube.
  • Remove the power steering pump.
  • Remove the air conditioning compressor without disconnecting the hoses.
  • Remove the left-hand engine mounting insulator by removing the 4 bolts.
  • Remove the right-hand engine mounting insulator by removing the 2 hole plugs, then removing the 4 nuts.
  • Remove the 4 bolts to the engine mounting shock absorber, then remove the absorber.
  • Remove the front right engine mounting insulator by removing the 3 bolts.
  • Attach a hoist chain to the engine hangers.
  • Disconnect the coolant reservoir hose and remove the reservoir tank.
  • Remove right-side engine mounting stay bracket. Remove the engine control rod and bracket assembly.

NOTE

Make certain all wires, connectors and hoses are cleared from the engine.

  • Using an engine hoist, carefully lift the engine/transaxle assembly from the vehicle.

To install:

  • Carefully lower the engine position. Keep the engine level while aligning the engine mounts.
  • Install the engine control rod and bracket. Tighten to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
  • Install the right engine mount stay bracket. Tighten to 23 ft. lbs. (31 Nm).
  • Connect the engine ground straps. Install the coolant reservoir tank.
  • Install the front engine insulator. Tighten to 48 ft. lbs. (66 Nm).
  • Install the engine mounting shock absorber. Tighten to 35 ft. lbs. (48 Nm).
  • Install the left and right engine mounts. Tighten to 48 ft. lbs. (66 Nm).
  • Install the power steering pump and air conditioning compressor.
  • Connect the power steering pressure tube.
  • Install the halfshafts and front exhaust pipe.
  • Push the engine wires through the cowl panel and connect all wires and connectors.
  • Connect the transaxle control cable to the transaxle.
  • Connect the fuel hoses and heater hoses.
  • Connect all vacuum hoses, wiring and connectors.
  • Install the radiator.
  • Install the cruise control actuator, if equipped. Connect the throttle cable and accelerator cable.
  • Install the Mass Air Flow meter, the air cleaner assembly, and air cleaner hose.
  • Fill the cooling system with the proper coolant/water mixture. Fill the engine with engine oil.
  • Install the battery tray and battery. Connect the battery cables; negative cable last.
  • Align the marks and install the hood.
  • Start the engine and check for leaks.
  • Perform a road test.
  • Recheck all fluid levels.

Avalon

  • Release the fuel system pressure.
  • Turn the ignition switch OFF .
  • Disconnect the battery cables, negative cable first.

NOTE

On vehicles equipped with an air bag, wait at least 90 seconds before proceeding.

  • Matchmark the hood hinges and remove the hood.
  • Remove the battery and battery tray.
  • Drain the engine oil and cooling system.
  • Disconnect the accelerator and throttle cables.
  • Remove the cruise control actuator, if equipped.
  • Remove the air cleaner assembly, mass air flow meter and air cleaner hose.
  • Remove the radiator.
  • Remove the bolts and disconnect the engine relay box.
  • Disconnect the connectors to the engine relay box.
  • Disconnect the following connectors:
  • Igniter connectors
  • Noise filter connector
  • Connector from the left-hand fender apron
  • Disconnect the ground straps and any other electrical connections keeping them from being removed.
  • Disconnect all vacuum hoses from the engine.
  • Disconnect the fuel inlet and return hoses.
  • Disconnect the heater hoses.
  • Disconnect the transaxle control cable from the transaxle.
  • Remove the instrument panel undercover, the lower instrument panel and glove box assembly.
  • Disconnect the Engine Control Module (ECM) connectors, the cowl wire connectors, and the cooling fan ECM connector. Push the engine wire through the cowl panel.
  • Remove the front exhaust pipe.
  • Remove the halfshafts from the vehicle.
  • Disconnect the power steering pressure tube.
  • Remove the power steering pump.
  • Remove the air conditioning compressor without disconnecting the hoses.
  • Remove the left-hand engine mounting insulator by removing the bolts.
  • Remove the right-hand engine mounting insulator by removing the hole plugs, then removing the nuts.
  • Remove the 4 bolts to the engine mounting shock absorber, then remove the absorber.
  • Remove the front right engine mounting insulator by removing the bolts.
  • Attach a hoist chain to the engine hangers.
  • Disconnect the coolant reservoir hose and remove the reservoir tank.
  • Remove right-side engine mounting stay bracket. Remove the engine control rod and bracket assembly.

NOTE

Make certain all wires, connectors and hoses are cleared from the engine.

  • Using an engine hoist, carefully lift the engine/transaxle assembly from the vehicle.

To install:

  • Carefully lower the engine position. Keep the engine level while aligning the engine mounts.
  • Install the engine control rod and bracket. Tighten to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
  • Install the right engine mount stay bracket. Tighten to 23 ft. lbs. (31 Nm).
  • Connect the engine ground straps. Install the coolant reservoir tank.
  • Install the front engine insulator. If the bolts are silver colored, tighten to 32 ft. lbs. (44 Nm). If the bolts are green in color, tighten them to 49 ft. lbs. (66 Nm).
  • Install the engine mounting shock absorber. Tighten to 35 ft. lbs. (48 Nm).
  • Install the left and right engine mounts. Tighten to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
  • Install the power steering pump and air conditioning compressor.
  • Connect the power steering pressure tube.
  • Install the halfshafts and front exhaust pipe.
  • Push the engine wires through the cowl panel and connect all wires and connectors.
  • Connect the transaxle control cable to the transaxle.
  • Connect the fuel hoses and heater hoses.
  • Connect all vacuum hoses, wiring and connectors.
  • Install the radiator.
  • Install the cruise control actuator, if equipped. Connect the throttle cable and accelerator cable.
  • Install the Mass Air Flow meter, the air cleaner assembly, and air cleaner hose.
  • Fill the cooling system with the proper coolant/water mixture. Fill the engine with engine oil.
  • Install the battery tray and battery. Connect the battery cables; negative cable last.
  • Align the marks and install the hood.
  • Start the engine and check for leaks.
  • Perform a road test.
  • Recheck all fluid levels.

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