See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Remove the transaxle. For details, please refer to the procedure located in Drive Train .
- Remove the flywheel and the rear cover plate, if necessary.
- Using a sharp awl, punch one hole into the crankshaft rear oil seal metal surface between the seal lip and the cylinder block.
- On all engines except the SHO engines, screw in the threaded end of Jet Plug Remover T77L-9533-B or equivalent, then use the tool to remove the seal.
- For the SHO engines, Locknut Pin Remover T78P-3504-N into the crankshaft rear oil seal, then remove the seal from the retainer.
Use caution to avoid damaging the oil seal surface.
- Inspect the crankshaft seal area for any damage which may cause the seal to leak. If damage is evident, service or replace the crankshaft as necessary.
- Coat the crankshaft seal area and the lip with engine oil.
- Using a Rear Crankshaft Seal Replacer T81P-6701-A seal installer tool, install the seal. Tighten the bolts of the seal installer tool evenly so the seal is straight and seats without misalignment.
- Install the flywheel. Tighten attaching bolts to 54-64 ft. lbs. (73-87 Nm) on all except the SHO engines. On the SHO engines, tighten the bolts to 51-58 ft. lbs. (69-79 Nm).
- Install rear cover plate, if necessary.
- Install the transaxle and connect the negative battery cable.