Avenger, Sebring Coupe, Stratus Coupe, 1999-2006

Rear Main Seal

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    The ground cable is equipped with an insulator grommet which should be placed on the stud to prevent the negative battery cable from accidentally grounding.



    Negative battery cable from the left shock tower.
     



    Transaxle
     
    Flexplate/flywheel
     
    Rear crankshaft oil seal using a flat-bladed prying tool
     

  4.  

To install:


NOTE
When installing the seal there is no need to lubricate the sealing surface.

  1. Install or connect the following:

    New seal using a suitable driver or seal installer
     
    Flexplate/flywheel and torque the bolts to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm)
     
    Transaxle
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  
  3. Start the engine and check for leaks.
  4.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    The ground cable is equipped with an insulator grommet which should be placed on the stud to prevent the negative battery cable from accidentally grounding.



    The negative battery cable from the left shock tower.
     



    The transaxle
     
    The flexplate/flywheel
     
    The rear crankshaft oil seal using a flat-bladed prying tool
     

  4.  

To install:


NOTE
When installing the seal there is no need to lubricate the sealing surface.

  1. Install or connect the following:

    The new seal using a suitable driver or seal installer
     
    The flexplate/flywheel and torque the bolts to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm)
     
    The transaxle
     
    The negative battery cable
     

  2.  
  3. Start the engine and check for leaks.
  4.  

2.0L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect battery negative cable from remote negative terminal on shock tower and properly isolate to prevent accidental reconnection.
  4.  
  5. Remove the transaxle.
  6.  
  7. Insert a 3/16 flat bladed screwdriver between the dust lip and the metal case of the crankshaft seal.
  8.  
  9. Angle the screwdriver and pry out the seal.
    WARNING
    Do not permit the screwdriver blade to contact crankshaft seal surface. Contact of the screwdriver blade against crankshaft edge (chamfer) is permitted



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    Fig. Removal of rear crank seal-all engines



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    Fig. Rear crank seal and pilot-all engines



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    Fig. Installing rear crank seal-all engines

  10.  

To install:

If burr or scratch is present on the crankshaft edge (chamfer), clean up with 400 grit sand paper to prevent seal damage during installation of new seal.

  1. Place Special Tool 6926-1 on crankshaft. This is a pilot tool with a magnetic base.
  2.  
  3. Position seal over pilot tool. Make sure you can read the words THIS SIDE OUT on seal
  4.  
  5. Pilot tool should remain on crankshaft during installation of seal.
  6.  
  7. Ensure that the lip of the seal is facing towards the crankcase during installation
    WARNING
    If the seal is driven into the block past flush, this may cause an oil leak.

  8.  
  9. Drive the seal into the block using Special Tool 6926-2 and handle C-4171until the tool bottoms against the block.
  10.  

3.0L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect battery negative cable from remote negative terminal on shock tower and properly isolate to prevent accidental reconnection.
  4.  
  5. Remove transaxle and clutch/flywheel or torque converter/flexplate. See Transaxle section for this procedure.
  6.  
  7. Insert a 3/16 flat bladed screwdriver between the dust lip and the metal case of the crankshaft seal.
  8.  
  9. Angle the screwdriver through the dust lip against metal case of the seal.
  10.  
  11. Pry out seal
    WARNING
    Do not permit the screwdriver blade to contact crankshaft seal surface. The screwdriver should only contact the crankshaft edge.



    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Removal of rear crank seal-all engines



    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Rear crank seal and pilot-all engines



    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Installing rear crank seal-all engines

  12.  

To install:


NOTE
If burr or scratch is present on the crankshaft edge (chamfer), clean up with 400 grit sand paper to prevent seal damage during installation of new seal.

  1. Place Special Tool 6926-1 on crankshaft or a suitable seal pilot.
  2.  
  3. Position seal over pilot tool so that the circumference spring is toward the engine.
    1. Pilot tool should remain on crankshaft during installation of seal.
    2.  
    3. Ensure that the lip of the seal is facing towards the crankcase during installation
      WARNING
      If the seal is driven into the block past flush, this may cause an oil leak.

    4.  

  4.  
  5. Drive the seal into the block using Special Tool 6926-2 and handle C-4171 (or suitable seal driver) until the tool bottoms out against the block.
  6.  
  7. Reinstall clutch/flywheel or torque converter/flexplate and torque the bolts to 55 ft. lbs. (74 Nm) in a crisscross pattern.
  8.  
  9. Reinstall transaxle, check for leaks and repair if necessary.
  10.  

 
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