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Front Crankshaft Seal

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Removal & Installation



J35a1 & J35a4 Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Accessory drive belts
     
    Side engine mount
     
    Valve cover
     
    Crankshaft pulley using the tools in the accompanying illustration
     
    Front cover
     
    Balance shaft belt, if equipped
     
    Timing belt. Refer to the timing belt procedure.
     
    Top Dead Center (TDC) sensor, if equipped
     
    Crankshaft timing sprocket
     
    Front crankshaft seal

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    Fig. Remove the crankshaft pulley using tools (A) Holder handle 07JAB-001020A, (B) attachment 07MAB-PY3010A and (C) a breaker bar and 19mm socket-J35A1 and J35A4 engines

     

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To install:

  1. Lubricate the crankshaft seal lip with grease prior to installation.
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  3. Install the front crankshaft seal so that it is flush with the surface of the oil pump housing.
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  5. Install or connect the following:

    Crankshaft timing sprocket
     
    Top Dead Center (TDC) sensor, if equipped
     
    Timing belt. Refer to the timing belt procedure.
     
    Balance shaft belt, if equipped
     
    Front cover
     
    Crankshaft pulley. Tighten the bolt to 181 ft. lbs. (245 Nm) using the tools in the accompanying illustration.
     
    Valve cover
     
    Side engine mount
     
    Accessory drive belts
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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  7. Check the engine oil level and add if necessary.
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  9. Start the engine and check for leaks.

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    Fig. Typical front crankshaft seal installation-J35A4 engine

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J35a6 & J35a7 Engines
  1. Remove the CKP sensor.
  2.  
  3. Remove the timing belt.
  4.  
  5. Remove the timing belt drive sprocket.
  6.  
  7. Remove the oil seal.
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To install:

  1. Dry and clean the oil seal housing.
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  3. Apply a light coating of multi-purpose grease to the crankshaft and oil seal lip.
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  5. Using a seal driver, install the seal until it bottoms.
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  7. The remainder of installation is the reverse of removal.
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