Mazda Car 2005-06

Rear Main Seal

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
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  3. Remove the flywheel on manual transmissions, or the drive plate on automatic transmissions.
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  5. Remove the bolt and the rear oil seal.
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To install:

  1. Apply a 4-6 mm bead of silicone sealant to the mating faces as illustrated.
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  3. Apply clean engine oil to the new oil seal lip.
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  5. Install the rear oil seal using a tool such as 303-328.
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  7. Tighten the rear oil seal bolts in the sequence illustrated to 8-11.5 Nm (71-101 inch lbs.).
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  9. Install the flywheel or drive plate.

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    Fig. Location of the rear main seal bolts-MX-5 Miata



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    Fig. Apply a 4-6 mm bead of silicone sealant to the mating faces-MX-5 Miata



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    Fig. Install the rear oil seal using a tool such as 303-328-MX-5 Miata



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    Fig. Tighten the rear oil seal bolts in this sequence-MX-5 Miata

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2.0L (Lf) And 2.3L (L3) Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the transmission.
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  5. Remove the flywheel.
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  7. Remove the rear seal housing bolts.
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  9. Remove the seal.

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    Fig. Rear oil seal housing bolt removal sequence-2.0L (LF) and 2.3L (L3) engines

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To install:

  1. Apply a 0.16-0.23 inch (4-6mm) bead of silicone sealant to the seal mating surfaces as illustrated. Install the seal within 10 minutes of applying the sealant.
  2.  
  3. Apply a coat of clean engine oil to the new seal lip.
  4.  
  5. Using a suitable installer tool, install the seal as illustrated.
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  7. Tighten the seal housing bolts in sequence to 71-101 inch lbs. (8-11.5 Nm).
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  9. Install the flywheel, use tool 49 E011 1A0 to prevent the unit from turning. If reusing the old bolts coat them with a thread locking compound. If install new bolts no locking compound is needed.
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  11. On Mazda3 models, tighten bolts in sequence 80-85 ft. lbs. (108-116 Nm) on models equipped with a manual transaxle. On models equipped with an automatic transaxle, tighten the bolts to 80-86 ft. lbs. (96-103 Nm).
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  13. On Mazda6 models, if equipped with a G35M-R manual transaxle, tighten the bolts to 79-84 ft. lbs. (108-115 Nm). If equipped with a A65M-R manual transaxle, tighten the bolts to 54-64 ft. lbs. (73-87 Nm). On models equipped with an FN4A-EL automatic transaxle, tighten the bolts to 80-86 ft. lbs. (96-103 Nm). On models equipped with an JA5A-EL automatic transaxle, tighten the bolts to 54-64 ft. lbs. (73-87 Nm).
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  15. Install the transaxle.

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    Fig. Apply a 0.16-0.23 inch (4-6mm) bead of silicone sealant to the seal mating surfaces-2.0L (LF) and 2.3L (L3) engines



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    Fig. Using a suitable installer tool, install the seal as shown-2.0L (LF) and 2.3L (L3) engines



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    Fig. Rear oil seal housing bolt torque sequence-2.0L (LF) and 2.3L (L3) engines



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    Fig. Flywheel bolt torque sequence-2.0L (LF) and 2.3L (L3) engines with a manual transaxle



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    Fig. Flywheel bolt torque sequence-2.0L (LF) and 2.3L (L3) engines with an automatic transaxle

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