9-3 1999

Crankshaft Front Seal

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Removal & Installation



2.0L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Right front wheel and inner cover
     
    Drive belt tension
     
    Protective plate and install Flywheel Locking Tool, 83-94-868, on the ring gear
     
    Crankshaft pulley
     
    Front crankshaft seal
     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    New crankshaft seal using special Tool 83-94-876
     
    Crankshaft pulley and torque to 130 ft. lbs. (175 Nm)
     
    Drive belt tension
     
    Inner cover and right front wheel
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  

2.3L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Power steering pump pipe from subframe
     
    Lower spoiler sections
     
    Insert a wedge between pan and sub frame
     
    Right front engine attachment and mount
     
    Belt tension
     
    Flywheel cover plate and install flywheel locking tool 83 94 868
     
    Crankshaft pulley
     

  4.  
  5. Remove the crankshaft seal.
  6.  

To install:

  1. Install the crankshaft seal.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Crankshaft pulley and torque the bolt to 130 ft. lbs. (175 Nm)
     
    Remove flywheel locking tool
     
    Flywheel cover plate
     

  4.  
  5. Drive in wedge at subframe to raise engine slightly, then install auxiliary drive belt to all pulleys and restore belt tension.
  6.  
  7. Install or connect the following:

    Right side engine attachment and mount and torque to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm)
     
    Wedge from subframe
     
    Install power steering pump pipe to subframe
     
    Belt circuit cover
     
    Lower spoiler sections
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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