Honda Cars 2007-2008

Rear Main Seal

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Removal & Installation



  1. Remove the transaxle from the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the IMA motor, if equipped.
  4.  
  5. Remove the driveplate from the crankshaft.
  6.  
  7. Carefully pry the crankshaft seal out of the retainer.
  8.  

To install:

  1. Apply clean engine oil to the lip of the new seal.
  2.  
  3. Install the seal onto the crankshaft and into the retainer using the appropriate seal driver.
  4.  
  5. Install the IMA motor, if equipped.
  6.  
  7. Install the driveplate and the transmission.
  8.  

With Automatic Transmission

Specific to:

Honda Fit 2007-2008

  1. Remove the mainshaft bearing and the oil seal using the adjustable bearing puller and a slide hammer.
  2.  

To install:

  1. Install the new mainshaft bearing until it bottoms in the torque converter housing using the driver and the attachment (62 x 68 mm).
  2.  
  3. Install the new oil seal flush with the housing using the driver and the attachment (72 x 75 mm).
  4.  

With Manual Transmission

Specific to:

Honda Fit 2007-2008

  1. Remove the ball bearing from the clutch housing, using an adjustable bearing puller and a slide hammer.
  2.  
  3. Remove the oil seal from the transmission side.
  4.  

To install:

  1. Drive in the new oil seal from the transmission side using the driver and 37 x 40 mm attachment.
  2.  
  3. Drive in the new ball bearing from the transmission side using the driver and 52 x 55 mm attachment.
  4.  

 
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