Ram 1500, 2500, 3500, 2WD and 4WD, 2001-2005

Front Cover & 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:

    Negative battery cables
     
    Accessory drive belt
     
    Cooling fan and shroud
     
    Accessory drive belt tensioner
     
    Oil fill tube and adapter
     
    Crankshaft pulley
     
    Front cover
     
    Front crankshaft seal
     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Front crankshaft seal
     
    Front cover. Tighten the bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (24 Nm).
     
    Crankshaft pulley
     
    Oil fill tube and adapter. Tighten the bolts to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm).
     
    Accessory drive belt tensioner. Tighten the bolts to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm).
     
    Cooling fan and shroud
     
    Accessory drive belt. Tighten the crankshaft pulley bolts to 92 ft. lbs. (125 Nm).
     
    Negative battery cables
     

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  3. Start the engine and check for leaks.
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