Acura Coupes and Sedans 1986-1993 Repair Guide

Rear Main Seal

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Remove the oil pan and the transaxle from the vehicle.
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  3. If equipped with a manual transaxle, perform the following procedures:
    1. Matchmark the pressure plate-to-flywheel.
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    3. Insert the clutch alignment tool or equivalent, into the pilot bearing.
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    5. Remove the pressure plate-to-flywheel bolts (gradually), the pressure and the clutch plate.
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    7. Remove the flywheel-to-crankshaft bolts and the flywheel.
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  5. If equipped with an automatic transaxle, remove the flexplate-to-flywheel bolts and the flexplate.
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  7. Remove the rear oil seal housing-to-engine bolts and the gasket.
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  9. Using a prybar, pry the oil seal from the housing.
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To install:
  1. Clean the gasket mounting surfaces. Check the flywheel or flexplate for cracks and/or damage; replace it, if necessary.
  2.  
  3. Using an oil seal installation tool or equivalent, drive the new oil seal into the rear oil seal housing until it seats.
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  5. Apply liquid gasket on the gasket mounting surface. Using oil, lubricate the oil seal lips.
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  7. Install the oil seal housing and torque the bolts to 9 ft. lbs. (12 Nm); be careful not to damage the oil seal lip.
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  9. To complete the installation, reverse the removal procedures. Torque the flywheel-to-crankshaft bolts in a cross pattern to 54 ft. lbs. (75 Nm) for automatic transaxles or 76 ft. lbs. (105 Nm) for manual transaxles. Refill the crankcase, start the engine and check for leaks.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Installing the rear main seal-V6 engines

 
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