Protege 1999-2000

Rear Main Seal

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Transaxle/transmission assembly
     
    Clutch/flywheel assembly, if equipped with a manual transaxle/transmission
     
    Flexplate/shim plates, if equipped with an automatic transaxle/transmission
     

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  5. Cut the oil seal lip with a knife. Install a rag to the housing and using a prytool, carefully pry the oil seal from the oil seal housing.
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  7. Clean the gasket mounting surfaces.
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To install:

  1. Clean the oil seal housing. Coat the oil seal and the housing with clean engine oil.
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  3. Install or connect the following:

    New oil seal into the housing by tapping it evenly into place with a hammer and a seal installer until it is flush with the edge of the rear cover
     
    Clutch/flywheel assembly or the flexplate, as applicable
     
    Transaxle/transmission
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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