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Old 09 Dec 2012, 06:43 pm
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Default crank shaft end play

Have a 2007 2.4L N/A.
Replacet the timing belt, etc. about 10k ago. Now it is pumping oil out at fast as you pour it in. Took it apart and found crank seal was pushed out of it's bore.
Replaced it and got everything back together, feeling good about life. Started up the car and more oil pumping out. Have read about the thrust bearing/crank end play issue. The question is can the crank bearings be replaced to fix this or does it need a total rebuid/new short block. This is my sons car and funds are limited.
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Old 09 Dec 2012, 07:21 pm
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My understanding is that they only used 1/2 of a thrust bearing instead of the traditional entire bearing on N/A, turbo got traditional full bearing.

I'd pull the engine an see what is wrong- You can get crank or block welded if there's damage- Or get a new-used crank

Crankshaft supply would likely stock a kit for exchange
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Old 09 Dec 2012, 07:51 pm
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Decoy Boy, when our 2007 did that, they put in anew short block and reused all the old parts (we put a new belt and such on it at the same time). The car had 65,000 miles.
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Old 09 Dec 2012, 07:57 pm
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Decoy Boy, when our 2007 did that, they put in anew short block and reused all the old parts (we put a new belt and such on it at the same time). The car had 65,000 miles.
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Tom- I'm trying to do this as inexpensive as I can to save my kids some $. About how much were you into that job? Thanks-Bill
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Old 09 Dec 2012, 08:03 pm
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I think late 2006 and they built a few thousand or so that were bad???? Others can better answer this. We have three other PTs so it whizzed me off when I had to deal with this.
Decoy, they did it under a warranty that was on the used car when we bought it. You will need the crank and a bearing kit I suspect plus you get to pull the flex plate lose or flywheel and all the other junk you just had off. I do not envy you.

Forgot to add that about 1.5 years (12,000 miles) after the new short block, the flex plate went bad (broke out where the crank had been pushing it back and forth) so please put a new factory one on when you pull it apart. It cost me about $50.
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I've seen a few with this problem here at the dealership, and all have been 2007 models.

In order to replace the main bearings, you have to take the bottom end apart anyway. You won't save much money doing that over an actual rebuild. Either way, this isn't a cheap problem to fix, unless you bought the car new and it's under the lifetime warranty.
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