Removal & Installation
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Remove the accessory drive belt.
- Raise and support the vehicle safely.
Remove the passengers side front wheel.
NOTEThe vibration damper and crankshaft pulley are a balanced at the factory as a unit and must be installed in the same relative position as before removal.
- Matchmark the crankshaft pulley and damper for installation reference.
Remove the crankshaft pulley.
Remove the crankshaft damper retaining bolt and washer.
NOTEIt is important to use the proper tools to remove and install the crankshaft damper. Improper removal or installation could damage the damper and cause serious engine damage.
Remove the damper from the crankshaft by using a Crankshaft Damper Remover (T58P-63-16-D) or equivalent.
NOTETake care when removing the damper to not damage the crankshaft snout, engine front cover or crankshaft position sensor.
Remove the damper from the engine.
- Remove the crankshaft front seal.
- Inspect the engine front cover for damage which may cause the new crankshaft front seal to fail. Service or replace components as necessary.
- Lubricate the crankshaft oil seal lip with engine oil and install using a seal driver.
- Lubricate the damper sealing surface with engine oil.
- Apply silicone sealer to the keyway of the damper.
- Install the damper using a Crankshaft Damper Replacer (T82L-6316-A) or equivalent.
- Install the damper retaining bolt and washer. Tighten the bolt to 93-121 ft. lbs (125-165 Nm) on 3.0L engine and 103-132 ft. lbs. (140-180 Nm) on 3.8L engine.
- Align and install the crankshaft pulley. Tighten bolts to 30-44 ft. lbs. (40-60 Nm) on 3.0L engine and 19-28 ft. lbs. (26-38 Nm).
- Install the front wheel.
- Lower the vehicle.
- Install accessory drive belt.
- Connect the negative battery cable.
- Start the engine and check for oil leaks.
- Road test the vehicle and check for abnormal vibration.