Acura Coupes and Sedans 1994-2000 Repair Information

Front Crankshaft Seal

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



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  1. Disconnect negative cable at the battery.
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  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle. Drain the engine oil and properly dispose of it.
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  5. Be sure the crankshaft is at Top Dead Center (TDC) on No. 1 cylinder by aligning the white mark on the crankshaft pulley with the pointer on the lower timing belt cover.
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  7. Remove the crankshaft pulley.
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See Figure 1

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Fig. Fig. 1: Installing the front crankshaft oil seal

  1. Remove the cylinder head cover, timing belt cover and timing belt.
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  3. If equipped with a Crankshaft Speed Fluctuation (CKF) sensor, remove the sensor.
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  5. Remove the timing belt and the drive gear from the crankshaft.
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  7. Using a suitable prytool, carefully remove the seal.
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To install:
  1. Apply a light coat of oil to the seal lip.
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  3. Position the seal, then using a seal driver, install the seal into the housing.
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  5. Install the timing belt pulley , the timing belt, and engine covers. If equipped with a CKF sensor, install the sensor tighten the attaching bolts to 96 inch lbs. (11 Nm).
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  7. Install the crankshaft pulley and cylinder head cover.
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  9. Lower the vehicle and check and fill the engine with oil as necessary .
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  11. Connect the negative battery cable and enter the radio security code.
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  13. Run the engine and check for leaks.
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  15. Turn off engine and check the oil level. Top off the oil level if necessary.
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