ParkAvenue 1997-1999

Front Cover & Seal

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Removal & Installation



This procedure covers removing the oil seal with the cover installed on the engine.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the drive belt.
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  5. Remove the crankshaft balancer-to-crankshaft bolt, then remove the crankshaft balancer/damper, as outlined earlier in this section.
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  7. Using a small prybar, pry the oil seal from the front cover. Be careful not to damage the sealing surfaces.
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Fig. Use the crankshaft balancer bolt and a proper tool to install the front cover oil seal

To install:

  1. Clean the oil seal mounting surface. Using the proper lubricant coat the outside of the seal and the crankshaft balancer.
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  3. Install the oil seal, using a suitable installation tool and the crankshaft balancer bolt. Tighten the crankshaft balancer bolt on the tool, until the seal is seated in the cover, then remove the tool.
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  5. Install the crankshaft balancer and secure with the mounting bolt. Tighten to the specifications given earlier in this section.
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  7. Install the drive belt.
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  9. Connect the negative battery cable.
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