9-3 1999

Rear Main Seal

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Removal & Installation



2.3L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Transmission
     
    Flywheel or driven plate
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Lubricate the sealing lips and install fitting Tool 83-94-884 and tap the seal in place.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Driven plate and torque the bolts to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm) and the flywheel to 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm)
     
    Transmission
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  4.  

3.0L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Transmission
     
    Drive plate and pry out the rear main seal
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Lubricate the sealing lips and install fitting Tools 83-94-967 and 83-94-975 and tap the seal in place.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Drive plate and torque the bolts to 48 ft. lbs. (65 Nm) plus an additional 30 degrees
     
    Transmission
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  4.  

 
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