Crankshaft Installation

Special Tools Required
Handle driver (  07749-0010000)

Driver attachment, 24 x 26 mm (  07746-0010700)
Oil seal driver attachment 96 (  07ZAD-PNA0100)

1.With a manual transmission, install the crankshaft end bushing when replacing the crankshaft.

-1 Using the special tools, drive in the crankshaft end bushing until the special tools bottom against the crankshaft.


2.Check the connecting rod bearing clearance with plastigage.

3.Check the main bearing clearance with plastigage.

4.Inspect the connecting rod bolts.

5.Install the bearing halves in the cylinder block and connecting rods.

6.Apply a coat of engine oil to the main bearings and rod bearings.

7.Hold the crankshaft so rod journal No. 2 and rod journal No. 3 are straight up, and lower the crankshaft into the block.

8.Install the thrust washers (A) in the No. 4 journal of the cylinder block.


9.Apply engine oil to the threads of the connecting rod bolts.

10.Seat the rod journals into connecting rod No. 1 and connecting rod No. 4. Line up the mark (B) on the connecting rod and cap, then install the caps and bolts finger-tight.

11.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 cap, then install the caps and bolts finger-tight.

12.Tighten the connecting rod bolts to 20 N·m (2.0 kgf·m, 14 lbf·ft).

13.Tighten the connecting rod bolts an additional 90°.

14.Remove old liquid gasket from the lower block mating surfaces, bolts and bolt holes.

15.Clean and dry the lower block mating surfaces.

16.Apply liquid gasket, P/N 08C70-K0234M, 08C70- K0334M or 08C70-X0331S, evenly to the cylinder block mating surface of the lower block and to the inner threads of the bolt holes.

NOTE: Do not install the parts if 5 minutes or more have elapsed since applying liquid gasket. Instead, reapply liquid gasket after removing old residue.


17.Put the lower block on the cylinder block.

18.Tighten the bearing cap bolts in sequence to 29 N·m (3.0 kgf·m, 22 lbf·ft).


19.Tighten the bearing cap bolts an additional 56°.

20.Tighten the 8 mm bolts in sequence to 22 N·m (2.2 kgf·m, 16 lbf·ft).


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


22.Measure the distance between the crankshaft (A) and oil seal (B).

Oil Seal Installed Height: 5.5-6.5 mm (0.22-0.26 in.) 


23.Install the baffle plates.


24.Install the oil pump.

25.Install the oil pan.

26.Install the cylinder head.

27.Install the transmission:

28.Install the engine assembly.