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Crankshaft Main Bearing Journal-Clearance

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Special Tool(s)

NOTE: Crankshaft main bearing journals must be within specifications before checking journal clearance.

  1. Remove the crankshaft main bearing caps and crankshaft main bearing.


  1. Lay a piece of Plastigage across the face of each crankshaft main bearing surface.
  2. NOTE: Do not turn the crankshaft while carrying out this procedure.

Install and remove the crankshaft main bearing cap.


  1. Verify the crankshaft journal clearance.
    • If it is out of specification, install new components as necessary.