Sentra 2007

Rear Main Seal

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Removal & Installation



  1. Remove engine and transaxle assembly and separate them.
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  3. Remove clutch and flywheel or drive plate.
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  5. On other engines, carefully pry rear oil seal out with a suitable tool. Be careful to not damage sealing surfaces on the engine block or crankshaft.

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    Fig. Front and rear main seals are installed with the longer lip towards the outside of the engine-all engines

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To install:

  1. Apply RTV sealant to entire outside area of new rear oil seal.
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  3. Fit the seal into place with the longer lip towards the outside of the engine.
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  5. Press the seal flush with the engine block or seal retainer using a suitable press tool. Make sure the seal is not tilted or curled. Wipe away any excess sealant.
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  7. Torque the bolts to 78 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
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