Re: 2002 SOHC Thrust Bearing??
Well both sides showed excessive wear but the rearward side (transmission side) was worn more but hard to tell at what point it all started! It was very bad in my eyes and I would give it a total of 4mm travel forward and rearward. .The oil groves were gone from the bearing thrust side. Thought the crank was to blame but installed the new main and it was right in spec for thrust
I have seen the diesel pickup trucks do this when people install the mighty performance cluch packs, and have heard of torque converters out of ballance causing this but normally other problems arrise from that.
No, not sure what to think because the car runs and drives perfectly now. Perhaps just a bad bearing! Still bothers me to not knowwhy things go wrong!