2007 Jeep Compass

Pinion Seal

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  5. Remove the driveshaft. Refer to Driveshaft, removal & installation.
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  7. Disconnect the electrical connector from the rear differential module.
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  9. Disconnect the Electronic Controlled Clutch (ECC) breather tube.
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  11. Remove the ECC-to-rear differential module mounting bolts.
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  13. Separate and lower the ECC.
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  15. Remove all of the old gasket material on the mating surfaces of the ECC and rear differential mating surfaces.
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  17. Remove the wave washer.
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  19. Remove the pinion or flange seal.

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    Fig. Use a suitable pry tool (1) to remove the flange seal (2) from the input shaft (3)

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To install:

  1. Coat the edge face of the seal with liquid gasket and place over the input shaft.
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  3. Install the wave washer.
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  5. Install the pinion seal using Special Tool 9931 Installer tool.
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  7. The remainder of the installation is the reverse order of removal. Tighten the ECC-to-rear differential to 58 ft. lbs. (78 Nm).

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    Fig. Install the pinion seal using Special Tool 9931 (2) and hammer (1) to the ECC (3)

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