Pickup 1997

Crankshaft Front Seal

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
    NOTE
    If working near and/or around the SRS system and components, be sure to disable the SRS system. After disabling the system wait three minutes or more before servicing the vehicle. Disconnect the air bag module connector.



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    Fig. Air bag module connector location

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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Remove the drive belt(s).

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    Fig. Drive belt(s) and related components



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    Fig. Radiator and related components

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  7. Remove the radiator shroud.
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  9. Remove the crankshaft damper.
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  11. Pry the old seal from the cover with a pointed piece of plastic or wood. Do not use a screwdriver to avoid scratching the seal surface.

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    Fig. Front oil seal and related components

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To install:


NOTE
Be sure to use new fasteners, as required.

  1. Oil the lip of the new seal. Do not use grease. Press it into place, making sure the flat side faces forward and the lip faces the engine.
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  3. Continue the installation in the reverse order of the removal procedure.
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  5. Using the CONSULT-III diagnostic tool, or equivalent, perform the SRS self diagnostic test and any reconnect/relearn procedures, as required.
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