How to Replace the Crankshaft Damper on All 1997 - 2000 Toyota Camry / Avalon 2.2L 4 Cyl Engines
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How to Replace the Crankshaft Damper on All 1997 - 2000 Toyota Camry / Avalon 2.2L 4 Cyl Engines

How to Replace the Crankshaft Damper on All 1997 - 2000 Toyota Camry / Avalon 2.2L 4 Cyl Engines.


5S-FE engine

  • On some models the engine coolant reservoir must be removed.
  • Remove the right front wheel.
  • Remove the fender apron liner and right engine under cover.
  • Remove the drive belts.
  • Using a wood block on the jack, raise the engine enough to relieve the weight from the engine on the right mounting side.
  • Using a spanner wrench to hold the crankshaft pulley, remove the pulley setbolt.
  • Remove the pulley using a puller.

To install:

  • Install the pulley on the crankshaft.
  • Torque the set bolt to 80 ft. lbs. (108 Nm).
  • Lower the engine.
  • Install the drive belt and adjust the tension.
  • Install the cruise control actuator with bracket.
  • Install the fender apron seal and right engine under cover.
  • Install the right front wheel.

1MZ-FE engine

  • Remove the engine coolant reservoir tank.
  • Detach the alternator belt.
  • Remove the right front wheel and the splash shield on Camry models.
  • Remove the power steering pump drive belt by loosening the two bolts.
  • Disconnect the two ground wire connectors.
  • Remove the right engine mounting stay.
  • Remove the engine moving control rod and the No. 2 right engine mounting bracket.


To extract the engine bracket and control rod, you will need to raise the engine slightly.

  • Remove the No. 2 alternator bracket.
  • Using a spanner wrench and wrench or SST tool 09213-54015 and 09330-00021, remove the crankshaft pulley bolt.
  • Using a puller, remove the crankshaft pulley.

Fig. If necessary, use a puller to remove the crankshaft pulley

To install:

  • Install the pulley onto the crankshaft.
  • Thread the crankshaft pulley bolt into the end of the crankshaft by hand for at least the first few threads. This will lessen the chance of cross-threading the bolt which may damage the threads. Torque the crankshaft bolt to 159 ft. lbs. (215 Nm).
  • The remainder of the installation procedure is the reverse of removal.

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