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Crankshaft-End Play

Special Tools

Special Tool(s)

  1. Measure the crankshaft end play. Use a Dial Indicator with Bracketry to measure crankshaft end play.
  2. Position the crankshaft to the rear of the cylinder block.
  3. Zero the indicator.


  1. Move the crankshaft to the front of the cylinder block. Note and record the crankshaft end play.
    • If crankshaft end play exceeds specifications, install a new crankshaft thrust washer or crankshaft thrust main bearing.