Mitsubishi Car 1999-05

Pinion Seal

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Removal & Installation



1999 Eclipse
  1. Raise the vehicle and support safely.
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  3. Matchmark the rear propeller shaft and companion flange and remove the shaft. Don't let it hang from the transaxle. Tie it up to the underbody.
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  5. Hold the companion flange stationary and remove the large self-locking nut in the center of the companion flange.
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  7. Using a puller, remove the flange. Pry the old seal out.
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To install:

  1. Apply a thin coat of multi-purpose grease to the seal lip and the companion flange seal contacting surface. Install the new seal with an appropriate driver.
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  3. Install the companion flange. Install a new locknut and torque to 116-159 ft. lbs. (157-220). The rotation torque of the drive pinion should be about 4 inch lbs. for new or reused, oiled bearings.
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  5. Install the propeller shaft.
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