Nissan Frontier, Xterra 1998-05

Front Crankshaft Seal

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Removal & Installation



2.5L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Remove the engine undercover.
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  7. Remove the fan shroud. Remove the cooling fan.
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  9. Remove the drive belts.
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  11. Hold the crankshaft pulley with a suitable tool. Loosen the crankshaft pulley retaining bolt.
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  13. Pull the pulley out about 0.39 inch. Remove the crankshaft pulley bolt.
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  15. Attach a pulley puller in the M6 thread hole on the crankshaft pulley. Remove the crankshaft pulley.
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  17. Using a seal removal tool, remove the oil seal from its mounting.
    NOTE
    Be careful not to damage the front cover and/or the crankshaft.

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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse order of the removal procedure.
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  3. Press fit the seal until it is flush with the front end surface of the front cover, using the proper tools.
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