Skip to main content
Crankshaft/Oil Seal (Transmission End) Installation

Special Tools Required

Driver handle, 15 x 135L
 07749-0010000

Bearing driver attachment, 28 x 30 mm
 07946-1870100

Oil seal driver attachment, 96 mm
 07ZAD-PNA0100
  1. A/T model: Install the crankshaft end bushing when replacing the crankshaft. Using the driver handle and the bearing driver attachment, drive in the crankshaft end bushing to the specified installed height.

  1. Measure the distance between the crankshaft surface and crankshaft end bushing.
    Oil Seal Installed Height:
    0.9−1.1 mm (0.035−0.043 in.)

  1. Install the bearing halves in the engine block and the connecting rods.
  1. Apply a coat of new engine oil to the main bearings and the rod bearings.

  1. Install the crankshaft position (CKP) pulse plate (A) on the crankshaft (B); face the marked side (C) opposite the crankshaft, and align the tab (D) on the CKP pulse plate with the groove (E) on the crankshaft.
  1. Hold the crankshaft so that rod journal No. 2 and rod journal No. 3 are straight up, and lower the crankshaft into the engine block.

  1. Apply new engine oil to the thrust washer surfaces. Install the thrust washers (A) in the No. 4 journal of the engine block.
  1. Apply new engine oil to the threads and flange of the connecting rod bolts.

  1. Seat the rod journals into connecting rod No. 1 and connecting rod No. 4. Line up the mark (A) on the connecting rod and the cap, then install the caps and the bolts finger-tight.
  1. Rotate the crankshaft clockwise, and seat the journals into connecting rod No. 2 and connecting rod No. 3. Line up the mark on the connecting rod and the cap, then install the caps and the bolts finger-tight.
  1. Tighten the connecting rod bolts to 9.8 N·m (1.0 kgf·m, 7.2 lbf·ft).

  1. Tighten the connecting rod bolts an additional 90 °.
    NOTE: Remove the connecting rod bolt if you tightened it beyond the specified angle, and go back to step 11 of the procedure. Do not loosen it back to the specified angle.

  1. With L15A7 engine: Install the bearing caps with facing the arrows (A) to the cam chain side on the bearing cap bridge.
  1. Remove old liquid gasket from the bearing cap bridge/No. 5 bearing cap mating surfaces.
  1. Clean and dry the bearing cap bridge/No. 5 bearing cap mating surfaces.

  1. Apply liquid gasket (P/N 08C70-K0234M, 08C70-K0334M, or 08C70-X0331S) to the engine block mating surface of the bearing cap bridge/No. 5 bearing cap.
    NOTE:
    • Apply liquid gasket about 2.5 mm (0.098 in.) diameter bead along the broken line (A).
    • Do not install components if 5 minutes or more have passed after applying the liquid gasket. Instead, remove the old residue and reapply the liquid gasket.
  1. Put the bearing cap bridge on the engine block.
  1. Apply engine oil to the threads and flange of the bearing cap bolts.

  1. Tighten the bearing cap bolts is sequence to 25 N·m (2.5 kgf·m, 18 lbf·ft).

  1. Tighten the bearing cap bolts an additional 40 °.
  1. Clean the excess liquid gasket off the engine block.

  1. Use the special tools to drive a new oil seal squarely into the block to the specified installed height.

  1. Measure the distance between the crankshaft (A) and oil seal (B).
    Oil Seal Installed Height:
    7−8 mm (0.28−0.31 in.)


  1. Connect the CKP sensor connector (A), then install the CKP sensor cover (B).
  1. Install the harness cover (C).
  1. Install the transmission:
  1. NOTE: Whenever any crankshaft or connecting rod bearing is replaced, run the engine at idle speed until it reaches normal operating temperature, then continue to running it for about 15 minutes.