PT Cruiser, 2001 - 2005

Front Crankshaft Seal

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    Be careful not to damage the seal surface of the cover.



    Negative battery cable
     
    Crankshaft damper bolt
     
    Crankshaft damper, using Puller Tool 1026 and Insert Tool 6827-A
     
    Timing belt
     
    Crankshaft sprocket, using Tool 6793 and Insert Tool C-4685-C2
     
    Crankshaft oil seal, using a Seal Puller Tool 6771
     



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    Fig. Removing the front crankshaft oil seal

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To install:

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Fig. Installing a new seal using Seal Installer 6780-1; proceed with caution if using substitute tools

  1. Install or connect the following:
    NOTE
    Make sure the word FRONT on the crankshaft sprocket is facing outward.



    New front crankshaft oil seal with the seal spring facing the engine, using Crankshaft Installer Tool 6780
     
    Crankshaft sprocket with special T 6792
     



    Timing belt
     
    Crankshaft damper using thrust bearing washer and bolt from Installer Tool 6792. Torque the damper bolt to 105 ft. lbs. (142 Nm).
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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  3. Start the vehicle and check for leaks, repair if necessary.
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