Nissan Quest 2001-02 and 2004-06

Rear Main Seal

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Removal & Installation



3.3L Engines


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Fig. Exploded view of the oil seal, retainer and gasket-3.3L engine

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Remove the transaxle from the vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Remove the flexplate from the crankshaft.
  8.  
  9. Remove the rear oil seal retainer.
  10.  


WARNING
Do not scratch the seal bore of the oil seal retainer when removing the oil seal.

  1. Remove the oil seal from the seal retainer.
  2.  

To install:

  1. Apply clean engine oil to the lip and outer surface of the new seal to aid during installation.
  2.  
  3. Install the seal in the retainer using a suitable seal driver.
  4.  
  5. Using a new gasket install the retainer on the engine. Tighten the bolts to 52-61 inch lbs. (6-7 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the flexplate. Tighten the bolts to 61-69 ft. lbs. (83-93 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Install the transaxle and remaining components.
  10.  



Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Exploded view of the oil seal, retainer and gasket-3.3L engine

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Remove the transaxle from the vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Remove the flexplate from the crankshaft.
  8.  
  9. Remove the rear oil seal retainer.
    WARNING
    Do not scratch the seal bore of the oil seal retainer when removing the oil seal.

  10.  
  11. Remove the oil seal from the seal retainer.
  12.  

To install:

  1. Apply clean engine oil to the lip and outer surface of the new seal to aid during installation.
  2.  
  3. Install the seal in the retainer using a suitable seal driver.
  4.  
  5. Using a new gasket install the retainer on the engine. Tighten the bolts to 52-61 inch lbs. (6-7 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the flexplate. Tighten the bolts to 61-69 ft. lbs. (83-93 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Install the transaxle and remaining components.
  10.  

 
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