CRANKSHAFT MAIN BEARINGS MAINTENANCE - CONTINUED
INSTALLATION - CONTINUED
If main bearing position number on bearing cap is
missing or hard to read, etch the correct number on the
bearing cap so that it is facing the oil cooler side of the
Remove two capscrews (1) and bearing cap (2) from
no. 1 main bearing. Remove lower bearing half (11)
from bearing cap (9).
Be very careful not to scratch the crank-
shaft or the bearing bore during the
removal of the upper bearing halves. A
scratched or damaged crankshaft, or bear-
ing bore could result in premature engine
Use a flat blade screwdriver to remove the upper half
of main bearing (3) at position no. 1 because the
crankshaft journal for no. 1 main bearing does not
have an oil hole.
Gently push end of upper bearing half to loosen it
from the cylinder block.
Press finger against bearing and turn crankshaft to roll
the bearing from the cylinder block.
If crankshaft is turned in the wrong direction, the tab on the upper bearing half will be pushed between the
crankshaft and main bearing bore in the block. This could cause damage to the block and the crankshaft.
Remove no. 7 main bearing by using removal steps 4 thru 8.