Kia Sorento 2003-05

Rear Main Seal

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Remove the starter motor.
  6.  
  7. Remove the transmission.
  8.  
  9. Remove the flexplate.
  10.  
  11. Remove the oil seal housing.
  12.  
  13. Remove the oil seal.
  14.  

To install:

  1. Install the oil seal to the seal housing using special tool 09231-33000 or similar seal driver.
  2.  
  3. Apply silicone sealant to the oil seal housing flange.
  4.  
  5. Install the seal housing and tighten the bolts to 7-9 ft. lbs. (10-12 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the flexplate. Tighten the bolts to 7-9 ft. lbs. (10-12 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Install the transmission.
  10.  
  11. Install the starter motor.
  12.  
  13. Connect the negative battery cable.
  14.  
  15. Fill the crankcase to the correct level with engine oil.
  16.  
  17. Start the engine and check for leaks.
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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Remove the starter motor.
  6.  
  7. Remove the transmission.
  8.  
  9. Remove the flexplate.
  10.  
  11. Remove the oil seal housing.
  12.  
  13. Remove the oil seal.
  14.  

To install:

  1. Install the oil seal to the seal housing using special tool 09231-33000 or similar seal driver.
  2.  
  3. Apply silicone sealant to the oil seal housing flange.
  4.  
  5. Install the seal housing and tighten the bolts to 7-9 ft. lbs. (10-12 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the flexplate. Tighten the bolts to 53-55 ft. lbs. (73-77 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Install the transmission.
  10.  
  11. Install the starter motor.
  12.  
  13. Connect the negative battery cable.
  14.  
  15. Fill the crankcase to the correct level with engine oil.
  16.  
  17. Start the engine and check for leaks.
  18.  

 
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