Metro, Prizm 2000-2002

Crankshaft Front Seal

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Drain the engine oil.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Air cleaner assembly
     
    Right side engine splash shield
     
    Lower alternator cover
     
    Accessory drive belt
     
    Crankshaft pulley
     
    Water pump pulley
     
    Timing belt cover
     

  6.  
  7. Rotate the Crankshaft to align the timing marks.

    Timing belt
     
    Crankshaft oil seal
     

  8.  

To install:

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

    New oil seal
     
    Timing belt and torque the tensioner bolt to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm)
     
    Timing belt cover and torque the bolts to 97 inch lbs. (11 Nm)
     
    Water pump pulley and torque the bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (24 Nm)
     
    Crankshaft pulley and torque the bolts to 12 ft. lbs. (16 Nm)
     
    Accessory drive belt
     
    Alternator cover plate and torque the bolts to 49 inch lbs. (5.5 Nm)
     
    Right side splash shield
     
    Air cleaner assembly
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  4.  
  5. Fill the engine with new oil.
  6.  
  7. Start the vehicle and check for leaks, repair if necessary.

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    Fig. To prevent damage to the lip of the seal use an oil seal protector as shown-Metro

  8.  

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

    Negative battery cable
     
    Accessory drive belt
     
    Right side splash shield
     
    Crankshaft pulley
     
    Crankshaft front seal
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Apply clean engine oil to the new oil seal and lubricate the lip of the oil seal with multi-purpose grease.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    New oil seal using a seal driver
     
    Crankshaft pulley and torque the bolt to 105 ft. lbs. (142 Nm)
     
    Right side splash shield
     
    Accessory drive belt
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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

 
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