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1994 Lexus LS400 Question: Cam seal leaking drivers side

 

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ron mcfarland, 4.0L V8, Huntington Beach, CA, February 25, 2011, 17:13
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How do you replace the cam seal on the drivers side? The cam seal is behind the drivers side valve cover facing the steering wheel.It is seeping alittle oil

Thank you Ron email ron_mcfarland11@yahoo.com

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, February 25, 2011, 20:44
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    Valve cover has to come off, several plastic trims to remove not too difficult, be very careful of the spark plug wire routing after you have replaced the valve cover and associated seals. Make sure you properly secure the "distributor" wire connector at the front so it does not foul the fan belt after your repairs. Autozone have some popular workshop manuals for free on line once you register (for free) on their website http://bit.ly/autozone_repair_info.
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