REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
2.2L and 2.5L Except Premier Engines
See Figures 1, 2 and 3
Use these procedures as a guide for all other engines. Modify service steps as required.
- Remove the transaxle. For more information, refer to Drive Train .
- Remove the flywheel/flexplate from the engine, as described later
On some early models, before removing the transaxle, align the dimple on the flywheel with the pointer on the flywheel housing. The transaxle will not mate with the engine during installation unless this alignment is observed.
- Very carefully, pry the oil seal out of the support ring. Be careful not to nick or damage the crankshaft flange seal surface or retainer bore.
- Position Special Tool C-4681, or its equivalent, on the crankshaft.
- Lightly coat the outside diameter of the new rear main seal with Loctite® Stud N' Bearing Mount, or its equivalent. Also coat the inside of the seal with clean engine oil.
- Place the seal over Tool C-4681 and gently tap it into place with a plastic hammer.
- Remove Tool C-4681 from the crankshaft.
- Install the flywheel/flexplate and transaxle.
See Figure 4
To replace the rear main oil seal, the transaxle must be removed from the vehicle. For more information, refer to Drive Train .
- Remove the flywheel or converter flexplate, as described later in this section.
- Carefully pry the oil seal out from around the crankshaft flange.
- Coat the outer lip of the new rear oil seal with engine oil.
- Use Tool 6271 to install the seal flush with the engine block.
- Install the flywheel or flexplate, as described later in this section.
- Install the transaxle. For more information, refer to Drive Train .
See Figure 5
The rear main oil seal is located in a housing on the rear of the block. To replace the seal, remove the transaxle and flywheel or flexplate and do the work from underneath the vehicle or remove the engine and do the work on the bench.
- Remove the bolts holding the crankshaft rear oil seal case to the engine block, then remove the case.
- Remove the separator from the case and remove the oil seal.
- Lightly oil the inner lip of the new oil seal.
- Install the oil seal so that the seal plate fits into the inner contact surface of the seal case. Make certain it is flush and level in the case.
- Install the separator with the oil hole at the bottom.