GM Lumina/Grand Prix/Cutlass Supreme/Regal 1988-1996

Front Cover Oil Seal

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REPLACEMENT



  1. Disconnect the negative terminal from the battery. Remove the serpentine belt.
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  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle. Remove the right side inner fender splash shield.
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  5. Remove the damper retaining bolt.
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  7. Using a crankshaft pulley puller tool, press the damper pulley from the crankshaft.
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  9. Using a small prybar, carefully pry out the seal in the front cover.
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Use care not to damage the seal seat or the crankshaft while removing or installing the seal. Inspect the crankshaft seal surface for signs of wear.

To install:
  1. Coat the new seal with oil. Using a seal installer tool, drive the new seal in the cover with the lip facing towards the engine.
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  3. Using a crankshaft pulley installer tool, press the crankshaft pulley onto the crankshaft. Tighten the damper bold to the folowing specifications:

    2.2L engine: 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm)
     
    2.3L engine: 74 ft. lbs. plus an additional 90ºturn
     
    2.5L engine: 162 ft. lbs. (220 Nm) 115 Nm)
     
    3.4L engine: 95 ft. lbs (130 Nm)
     
    3.8L engine: 105 ft. lbs. plus an additional 56ºturn
     

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  5. Install the inner fender splash shield. Lower the vehicle.
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  7. Install the serpentine belt. Connect the negative battery cable. Run the engine to normal operating temperature and check for leaks.
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