Chrysler Full-Size Vans 1989-1998 Repair Guide

Extension Housing Seal

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 and 2



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Fig. Fig. 1: Removing the extension housing seal using a suitable seal removal fork



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Fig. Fig. 2: Installing the extension housing seal using a suitable seal driver

A special seal removal/installation tool is required.

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle securely on jackstands.
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  3. Place a drain pan under the end of the extension housing.
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  5. Mark the position of the driveshaft for installation reference.
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  7. Disconnect the driveshaft at the rear universal joint and carefully slide the shaft out of the transmission extension housing.
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  9. Remove the extension housing seal with the special tool.
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  11. Clean the end and inside of the extension housing.
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  13. Start the new seal into position and, with the installing tool, tap the seal into place.
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  15. Check the condition of the driveshaft slip yoke. Repair or replace as necessary.
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  17. Lubricate the lips of the seal and the slip yoke.
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  19. Align and install the driveshaft, taking care when guiding the slip yoke into the extension housing.
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  21. Remove the drain pan.
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  23. Check and correct the transmission fluid level.
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  25. Lower the vehicle.
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