Catera 2000-2001

Rear Main Seal

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable.
     
    Flywheel
     

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  5. Center punch the steel ring of the rear main seal.
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  7. Drill a small hole into the steel ring.
    NOTE
    Make certain not to damage any engine components on the opposite side of the seal.



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    Fig. Thread a self-tapping screw into the metal part of the seal and remove the seal

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  9. Install a small self tapping screw.
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  11. Remove the rear main oil seal.
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To install:

  1. Clean all sealing surfaces with a non-abrasive cleaner.
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  3. Install or connect the following:

    New seal lubricated with chassis grease
     
    Rear main oil seal using an Oil Seal Installer tool J42067

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    Fig. Press the rear main seal into position using a threaded seal installer like J42067

     
    Flywheel. Torque the new bolts to 48 ft. lbs. (65 Nm), plus a 30 degree turn, plus a 15 degree turn.
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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