See Figure 1
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
- Remove the oil pan and the transaxle from the vehicle.
If equipped with a manual transaxle, perform the following procedures:
- Matchmark the pressure plate-to-flywheel.
- Insert the clutch alignment tool or equivalent, into the pilot bearing.
- Remove the pressure plate-to-flywheel bolts (gradually), the pressure and the clutch plate.
- Remove the flywheel-to-crankshaft bolts and the flywheel.
- If equipped with an automatic transaxle, remove the flexplate-to-flywheel bolts and the flexplate.
- Remove the rear oil seal housing-to-engine bolts and the gasket.
- Using a prybar, pry the oil seal from the housing.
- Clean the gasket mounting surfaces. Check the flywheel or flexplate for cracks and/or damage; replace it, if necessary.
- Using an oil seal installation tool or equivalent, drive the new oil seal into the rear oil seal housing until it seats.
- Apply liquid gasket on the gasket mounting surface. Using oil, lubricate the oil seal lips.
- Install the oil seal housing and torque the bolts to 9 ft. lbs. (12 Nm); be careful not to damage the oil seal lip.
- 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.