Kia Sportage 1998-02

Front Crankshaft Seal

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Engine under cover
     
    Timing belt
     
    Timing belt pulley lock bolt
     
    Timing belt pulley
     
    Pulley woodruff key
     
    Oil seal by carefully cutting it out of the oil pump housing
     

  4.  

To install:



Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Install the oil seal into the oil pump housing

  1. Lubricate the lip of the new seal with clean engine oil.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    New oil seal into the oil pump housing by hand
     
    Press the oil seal into pump until it is flush with the edge of the oil pump body
     
    Timing belt pulley
     
    Pulley woodruff key
     
    Pulley lock bolt. Torque the bolt to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
     
    Timing belt
     
    Engine under cover. Torque the bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
     
    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 in the beginning of this section .
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Engine under cover
     
    Timing belt
     
    Timing belt pulley lock bolt
     
    Timing belt pulley
     
    Pulley woodruff key
     
    Oil seal by carefully cutting it out of the oil pump housing
     

  4.  

To install:

Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Install the oil seal into the oil pump housing

  1. Lubricate the lip of the new seal with clean engine oil.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    New oil seal into the oil pump housing by hand
     
    Press the oil seal into pump until it is flush with the edge of the oil pump body
     
    Timing belt pulley
     
    Pulley woodruff key
     
    Pulley lock bolt. Torque the bolt to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
     
    Timing belt
     
    Engine under cover. Torque the bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
     
    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:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Engine under cover
     
    Timing belt
     
    Timing belt pulley lock bolt
     
    Timing belt pulley
     
    Pulley woodruff key
     
    Oil seal by carefully cutting it out of the oil pump housing
     

  4.  

To install:

Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Install the oil seal into the oil pump housing

  1. Lubricate the lip of the new seal with clean engine oil.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    New oil seal into the oil pump housing by hand
     
    Press the oil seal into pump until it is flush with the edge of the oil pump body
     
    Timing belt pulley
     
    Pulley woodruff key
     
    Pulley lock bolt. Torque the bolt to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm)
     
    Timing belt
     
    Engine under cover. Torque the bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm)
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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

 
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