PT Cruiser, 2001 - 2005

Rear Main 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:

    Transmission
     
    Flexplate/flywheel
     
    Rear main seal
     

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  5. Insert a seal remover between the dust lip and the metal case of the crankshaft seal. Angle the tool through the dust lip against the metal case of the seal. Pry out the seal.
    WARNING
    DO NOT let the pry tool contact the crankshaft seal surface. Contact of the tool blade against the crankshaft edge (chamfer) is permitted.



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    Fig. When prying the seal out, be sure to use the pry tool at the proper angle



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    Fig. Place a proper size pilot tool with a magnetic base on the crankshaft

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To install:


WARNING
If the crankshaft edge (chamfer) has any burrs or scratches on the, clean it up with 400 grit sand paper to prevent seal damage during installation of the new seal.


NOTE
No lubrication is necessary when installing the seal.

  1. Place Crankcase Seal Pilot Tool 6926-1 on the crankshaft; this is a pilot tool with a magnetic base
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  3. Position the seal over the pilot Tool; be sure the words THIS SIDE OUT on the seal can be read.
    NOTE
    The pilot tool should stay on the crankshaft during installation of the seal. Be sure the seal lip faces the crankcase during installation.


    WARNING
    If the seal is driven in the block past flush, this may cause an oil leak.

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  5. Drive the seal into the block, using Crankshaft Seal Tool 6926-2 and handle C-4171, until the tool bottoms out against the block.
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  7. Install or connect the following:

    Flexplate/flywheel. Apply Lock & Seal Adhesive to the bolt treads and torque the bolts in a star pattern, to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm).
     
    Transmission
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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