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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