626 1999-2001

Crankshaft Front Seal

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    WARNING
    Be careful not to score the crankshaft or the seal seat.



    Negative battery cable

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    Fig. Remove the front engine seal by cutting the seal lip, then, so as not to damage the crankshaft, carefully pry the seal out with a prybar-except Mazda 3 and 6 models

     
    Timing belt
     
    Crankshaft damper bolt and damper
     
    Timing belt sprocket
     
    Sprocket key from the crankshaft
     
    Oil seal from the engine block using a prybar
     

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  5. Clean the seal bore.
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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    New oil seal lubricated with clean engine oil, drive it into the engine using an installation tool until it seats
     
    Sprocket key onto the crankshaft
     
    Timing belt sprocket
     
    Crankshaft damper
     
    Timing belt
     
    Negative battery cable

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    Fig. Install the seal using an appropriate driver, which fits over the crankshaft snout and presses on the outside edge of the seal-except Mazda 3 and 6 models

     

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