Nissan Pathfinder 1996-05

Rear Main Seal

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Removal & Installation



3.3L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the or disconnect the following:

    Transmission
     
    Flywheel
     
    Rear main seal
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install the seal so that it is flush with the retainer housing.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Flywheel. Tighten the bolts to 61-69 ft. lbs. (83-93 Nm).
     
    Transmission
     

  4.  

3.5L Engine
  1. Remove the transmission.
  2.  
  3. Remove the flywheel or drive plate.
  4.  
  5. Remove the oil pan.
  6.  
  7. Remove the rear oil seal retainer.
  8.  
  9. Remove the oil seal from the retainer.
  10.  

To install:

  1. Remove the old liquid gasket using scraper. Remove old liquid gasket from the bolt hole and thread.
  2.  
  3. Press fit the oil seal into the retainer.
  4.  
  5. Apply liquid gasket to rear oil seal retainer.
  6.  
  7. The remainder of installation is the reverse order of removal.
  8.  

4.0L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the transmission assembly.
  4.  
  5. Remove the rear oil seal with a suitable pry tool.
  6.  

To install:

  1. Install the rear oil seal so each seal lip is oriented as shown.

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    Fig. Rear oil seal lip orientation

  2.  
  3. Press in the seal with a suitable seal installer tool.
  4.  
  5. Install the transmission assembly.
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  7. Refill the engine oil to the correct level.
  8.  
  9. Start the engine and check for leaks.
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