Mitsubishi Endeavor 2004-06

Rear Main Seal

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Removal & Installation



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

    Transmission assembly
     
    Transfer case, if AWD
     


    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Exploded view of the driveplate, rear main seal and related components-3.8L engine

    Driveplate and adapter plate, matchmark for reassembly. Use Mitsubishi tool (MD998781) to hold the driveplate in position to remove the bolts.
     

  4.  
  5. Remove the rear oil seal as follows:
    1. Cut out a portion in the crankshaft oil seal lip.
    2.  
    3. Cover the tip of a small prytool with a cloth and apply it to the cutout in the oil seal to pry the oil seal out.
    4.  

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CAUTION
Take care not to damage the crankshaft and oil seal case.

To install:

  1. Inspect the sealing surface at the rear of the crankshaft. If a deep groove is worn into the surface, the crankshaft will have to be replaced. Coat the sealing lip of the seal with fresh, clean engine oil. Press the new seal into the case with a seal installing tool. The seal must be pressed in squarely until it bottoms in the case. It is necessary to use the proper tool (MD998718-01) to fit the seal into place.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Drive plate and adapter. Use Mitsubishi tool (MD998781) to hold the driveplate in position while tightening the bolts to 55 ft. lbs. (75 Nm).
     
    Transfer case, if AWD
     
    Transmission and related components as necessary
     

  4.  

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

    Transaxle assembly
     
    Transfer case, if AWD

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Rear main seal and related components

     
    Driveplate and adapter plate, matchmark for reassembly. Use Mitsubishi tool (MD998781) to hold the driveplate in position to remove the bolts.
     

  4.  
  5. Remove the rear oil seal as follows:
    1. Cut out a portion in the crankshaft oil seal lip.
    2.  
    3. Cover the tip of a small prytool with a cloth and apply it to the cutout in the oil seal to pry the oil seal out.
      CAUTION
      Take care not to damage the crankshaft and oil seal case.

    4.  

  6.  

To install:

  1. Inspect the sealing surface at the rear of the crankshaft. If a deep groove is worn into the surface, the crankshaft will have to be replaced. Coat the sealing lip of the seal with fresh, clean engine oil. Press the new seal into the case with a seal installing tool. The seal must be pressed in squarely until it bottoms in the case. It is necessary to use the proper tool (MD998718-01) to fit the seal into place.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Drive plate and adapter. Use Mitsubishi tool (MD998781) to hold the driveplate in position while tightening the bolts to 55 ft. lbs. (75 Nm).
     
    Transfer case, if AWD
     
    Transaxle and related components as necessary
     

  4.  

 
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