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Crankshaft Pulley Bolt
Crankshaft Alignment Peg
Front Crankshaft Bolt Service Caution for 2001-2008 Mazda 2.3L Engines
When removing or replacing the crankshaft pulley, always be sure to follow the service manual procedures. The crankshaft pulley is not keyed to the crankshaft and when loosened, it may move out of position on the crankshaft. The engine MUST be re-timed whenever the crankshaft pulley bolt is loosened, removed, or replaced.
CAUTION: Engine damage will occur if the engine is not re-timed properly. Refer to the applicable section of the service manual.
NOTE: The crankshaft pulley bolt cannot be re-used, it must be replaced.
For additional information, refer to “Engine Timing Verification and Correction LF 2.0L and L3/L3T 2.3L” under MS3, Training, Mazda Job Aids.
Part Number Description Qty.
LF01-11-406 Bolt (Crankshaft Pulley) 1
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This is a good reminder for Mazda users, I am a previous owner of a Mazda car. Sometimes, I am the one who replaces the parts, like the front crankshaft bolt, but when I can't replace it on my own, that's the only time I go and check it with my own dealer. Thanks for this heads up.
by: ndrewoods 10/26/2011