CRANKSHAFT REPLACEMENT - CONTINUED
INSTALLATION - CONTINUED
Crankshaft end play is controlled by thrust washers located at no. 6 upper main bearing saddle of engine.
Oversize thrust washers are available to correct for excessive end play.
Install dial indicator on cylinder block (15) as shown.
End play should be 0.004-0.017 (0.101-0.419 mm). Insufficient end play can be result of misaligned no. 6
main bearing, jammed upper thrust washer, or burr or dirt on inner face of one or more thrust washers.
Using small pry bar (less than 12 in long), move crankshaft (14) toward dial indicator to check crankshaft end play.
Keep constant pressure on pry bar and zero pointer on dial indicator.
Remove and insert pry bar on other side of main bearing cap. Force crankshaft in opposite direction and note amount of
end play on dial indicator.
Using two crankshaft gear inserter/remover bolts (1), install crankshaft gear inserter/remover base post (2) on front end
of crankshaft (14). Tighten bolts to 140-150 lb-ft (190-203 Nm).