Honda Pilot - 2003-2005

Front Crankshaft Seal

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Accessory drive belts
     
    Side engine mount
     
    Valve cover
     
    Crankshaft pulley
     
    Front cover
     
    Balance shaft belt, if equipped
     
    Timing belt
     
    Top Dead Center (TDC) sensor, if equipped
     
    Crankshaft timing sprocket
     
    Front crankshaft seal
     

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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
     
    Balance shaft belt, if equipped
     
    Front cover
     
    Crankshaft pulley. Tighten the bolt to 181 ft. lbs. (245 Nm), on 2003-04 models or 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm) plus 60 degrees on 2005 models.
     
    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. Front crankshaft seal installation

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