REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4
Fig. Fig. 1: Rear main seal installation using the appropriate tools-2.4L engine
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Remove the transaxle.
Remove the flexplate from the crankshaft.
Do not let the prytool damage the sealing surface of the crankshaft, or an oil leak may result.
Carefully pry the oil seal out of the bore with a flat-bladed prytool.
Fig. Fig. 2: Rear main seal installation using the appropriate tools-3.0L engine
Fig. Fig. 3: Install the rear main seal using the appropriate seal driver-3.3 and 3.8L engines
Fig. Fig. 4: Apply silicone sealant to the seal retainer before installation-3.0l engine
To prevent seal damage, remove any burrs or scratches on the edge of the crankshaft with 400 grit sandpaper before installing the seal.
Install the seal using the appropriate seal installation tool.
Install the flexplate and the transaxle assembly.