Mitsubishi Eclipse 1990-1998 Repair Guide

Rear Main Seal

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the transaxle and transfer case, if equipped, from the vehicle.
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  5. If equipped with automatic transaxle, remove the flywheel/ring gear assembly from the crankshaft.
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  7. If equipped with manual transaxle, remove the rear engine plate and the bellhousing cover.
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  9. If the crankshaft rear oil seal case is leaking, remove it. Otherwise, just remove the oil seal. Some engines have a separator that should also be removed.
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To install:
  1. Lubricate the inner diameter of the new seal with clean engine oil.
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  3. Install the oil seal in the crankshaft rear oil seal case using tool MD998376 or equivalent. Press the seal all the way in without tilting it. Force the oil separator into the oil seal case so the oil hole in the separator is downward.
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  5. Install the seal case to the crankshaft with a new gasket, if removed.
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  7. Install the flywheel or drive plate, transfer and transaxle.
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  9. Connect the negative battery cable and check for leaks.
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  11. Fill the crankcase with clean oil to the proper level. Start the engine and check for leaks.
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