Do not turn the crankshaft

(a) Clean each main journal and bearing.

(b) Place the crankshaft on the cylinder block.

(c) Lay a strip of the Plastigage across each journal.

Toyota Corolla 2004 Crankshaft Pic

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Paint Mark


(d) Using SST, tighten the bolts in several passes, in the sequence shown, by the specified torque. SST 09011-38121 Torque: 44 Nm (449 kgfcm, 33 ftlbf)

(e) Mark the front of the bearing cap bolts with paint.

(f) Retighten the bearing cap bolts by 90° as shown in the illustration.

(g) Check that the painted mark is now at a 90° angle to the front.

(h) Tighten the other 10 bolts for the bearing cap. Torque: 19 Nm (194 kgfcm, 14 ftlbf)

(i) Remove the 10 bolts.

2003 Corolla Main Bearings

(j) Uniformly loosen the 10 bearing cap bolts, in several passes, in the sequence shown in the illustration. SST 09011-38121

Cylinder Block:



(k) Measure the Plastigage at its widest point. Standard oil clearance: 0.015 to 0.032 mm (0.0006 to 0.0013 in.) Minimum oil clearance: 0.05 mm (0.0020 in.) NOTICE:

Completely remove the Plastigage.

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