3-9. CRANKSHAFT MAIN BEARINGS - REPLACE (Contd)
sequence shown to 129 lb. ft. final torque.
REMOVE MAIN BEARINGS (3 AND 4) FROM
MAIN BEARING LOCATIONS 1 AND 7.
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 engine.
Remove two capscrews (1) and bearing
cap (2) from number 1 main bearing.
Remove lower bearing half (4) from bearing
Be very careful not to scratch the crankshaft
or the bearing bore during the removal of
the upper bearing halves. A scratched or
damaged crankshaft, or bearing bore, could
result in premature engine failure.
Use a flat blade screwdriver to remove the
upper half of main bearing number 1
because the crankshaft journal for number
1 main bearing does not have an oil hole.
Gently push end of upper bearing half (3) to
loosen it from the cylinder block.
Press finger against bearing and turn
crankshaft to roll the bearing (3) from the