Dodge Omni/Horizon/Rampage 1978-1989 Repair Guide

Rear Main Seal

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



The rear main seal is located in a housing on the rear of the block.

  1. Remove the transaxle and flywheel.
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WARNING
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.

  1. Very carefully, pry the old seal out of the support ring with a suitable tool.
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Fig. Fig. 1 Very carefully, pry the old seal out of the support ring-2.2L shown

To install:

  1. Coat the new seal with clean engine oil and press it into place with a flat piece of metal. Take great care not to scratch the seal or crankshaft.
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  3. Install the flywheel and transaxle.
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