Sentra 1997

Rear Main Seal

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Removal & Installation



1.6L, 1.8L & 2.0L Engines


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Fig. Carefully pry the rear main seal out of the retainer on the rear of the engine-1.6L, 1.8L and 2.0L engines



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Fig. Carefully pry the rear main seal out of the retainer on the rear of the engine-1.8L engine-2002-2006

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Transaxle
     
    Driveplate/ flywheel
     
    Oil seal retainer
     

  4.  
  5. Carefully pry the seal from the retainer. Be sure not to scratch the sealing surface of the crankshaft or oil seal bore.
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To install:

  1. Apply clean engine oil to the new seal. Position the seal on the rear of the engine in the proper direction.
  2.  
  3. Using a suitable seal driver, tap the seal into position in the seal retainer.

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    Fig. Be sure to install the seal in the correct orientation-1.6L, 1.8L and 2.0L engines



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    Fig. Be sure to install the seal in the correct orientation-1.8L engine2002-2006



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    Fig. Install the rear main seal using a suitable driver-1.6L, 1.8L and 2.0L engines



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    Fig. Install the rear main seal using a suitable driver-1.8L engine2002-2006

  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Flywheel/flexplate
     
    Transaxle assembly
     

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