Cam seal replacement.
[*] Wrentch, 10mm socket. *to remove the bolt*
[*] T40 screw driver. *to remove the 2 screws*
[*] Flat head screwdriver *to remove seal and sensor
[*] Flash light *extra light*
[*]Rag to clean
Tools I used
Here is where you begin. It is easier to remove the air box just because it gives you some room to move around, I started off with it still in, but I decided to just remove it to make it easier on myself.
This is the rear cam sensor, you must remove the 2 T40 screws in order to get it off.
Once you get it unscrewed preceed to getting out your flat head!
This is the second hardest part to do.
Either pry Carefully, or get a hammer and lightly tap on the top screw area from the engine side. Look at pictures.
*note how i have the flat head screwdriver on the bottom screw area as it is easier to go in that way*
You will need to *Wiggle* it out, by prying the top, then bottom, then top, and so on untill it comes out fully.
Once it comes off The sensor side should look like this.
If you are looking to replace just the sensor, it plugs in here. Just follow the wire. if not, than skip this photo. *Once you replace your sensor, just put the cap back on, line up the screw holes and tighten the screws*
Next is taking out the 10mm bolt
URGENT!!! REMEMBER HOW THIS PART COMES OUT!!! I ADVISE YOU TAKE A PHOTO!!! SO YOU CAN REFRENCE IT WHEN YOU PUT IT BACK IN!!, Also, it has to key back in to the position you removed it from.
Heres what it looks like once out.
front, and back.
Once you take that out it reveals the seal.
Your on your own on getting that out, Unfortunitly for me mine did not fall apart like I had hopped. so I had to pry it out. I used my flat head, but wish i could have found my glasses repair kit so i could have gotten it out easier.
Once its removed. No seal
Take your new seal and place it back in where the old one came out. Make sure it goes in all the way. Should sit flush or even in a little bit.
might have to force it in.
Once you get it back in seal it all back up.
MAKE SURE YOU PUT THAT METAL PIECE YOU TOOK OUT BACK IN THE SAME WAY IT CAME OUT!
Once everything is put back in place and screwed shut. *and tools removed from engine bay*
Leave the hood open. Start the car up and let it run for a few.
If when you start the car it turns over and stalls, or just doesnt turn on, DO NOT FREAK OUT. *like i did.... * just remove the cover, unscrew the 10mm bolt and rotate the metal piece. It will only go in 2 ways. one being wrong, and the other being right.
Screw everything back up, and have fun driving.
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