ION, L-Series, S-Series 1999-2005

Rear Main Seal

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    Be careful not to damage or scratch the seal mounting surfaces.



    Negative battery cable
     
    Transaxle
     
    Clutch/pressure plate assembly, if equipped with a manual transaxle
     
    Flywheel
     
    Rear main bearing seal by prying it from the engine
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Lubricate the new rear main bearing seal with engine oil.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    New rear main seal using a Rear Main Bearing Oil Seal Installer Tool J42067 until it is flush with the block
     
    Flywheel
     
    Clutch/pressure plate assembly, if equipped with a manual transaxle
     
    Transaxle
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  4.  
  5. Start the engine and check for leaks, repair if necessary.
  6.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    Be careful not to damage or scratch the seal mounting surfaces.



    Negative battery cable
     
    Transaxle
     
    Clutch/pressure plate assembly, if equipped with a manual transaxle
     
    Flywheel
     
    Rear main bearing seal by prying it from the engine
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Lubricate the new rear main bearing seal with engine oil.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    New rear main seal using a Rear Main Bearing Oil Seal Installer Tool J42067 until it is flush with the block
     
    Flywheel
     
    Clutch/pressure plate assembly, if equipped with a manual transaxle
     
    Transaxle
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  4.  
  5. Start the engine and check for leaks, repair if necessary.
  6.  

 
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