Chrysler Cirrus/Stratus/Sebring/Avenger/Breeze 1995-1998

Rear Crankshaft Oil Seal

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



4-Cylinder Engines

See Figures 1 and 2

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. On Cirrus, Stratus, Sebring convertible and Breeze models, disconnect the remote negative battery connection from the left strut tower.
  2.  
  3. Remove the transaxle and flexplate/flywheel. Refer to Drive Train .
  4.  
  5. Remove the rear crankshaft oil seal from the oil seal housing, using a suitable flat bladed prying tool.
  6.  



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Fig. Fig. 1: Removal of the rear crankshaft oil seal



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Fig. Fig. 2: Installing the rear crankshaft oil seal

To install:

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

  1. Install the seal into its housing using a suitable installation tool.
  2.  
  3. Install the transaxle and flexplate/flywheel assembly, as described in Drive Train .
  4.  
  5. Reconnect the negative battery cable. Start the engine and check for leaks.
  6.  

6-Cylinder Engines

See Figures 3, 4 and 5

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. On Cirrus, Stratus, Sebring convertible and Breeze models, disconnect the remote negative battery connection from the left strut tower.
  2.  
  3. Remove the transaxle and flexplate/flywheel. Refer to Drive Train .
  4.  
  5. Remove the 5 rear seal housing mounting bolts.
  6.  



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Fig. Fig. 3: Removal of the rear oil seal housing

  1. Remove the housing from the engine.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear crankshaft oil seal from the oil seal housing, using a suitable flat bladed prying tool.
  4.  

To install:

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

  1. Install the seal into its housing using a suitable installation tool.
  2.  



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Fig. Fig. 4: Installing the rear crankshaft seal



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Fig. Fig. 5: Apply silicone sealant to the housing mating surface

  1. Apply silicone rubber adhesive sealant to the mating surface of the seal housing.
  2.  
  3. Apply a light coating of engine oil to the entire oil seal lip circumference.
  4.  
  5. Install the oil seal and housing to the engine cylinder block. Install and tighten the mounting bolts to 96 inch lbs. (11 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the transaxle and flexplate/flywheel assembly, as described in Drive Train .
  8.  
  9. Reconnect the negative battery cable. Start the engine and check for leaks.
  10.  

 
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