Subaru Car 1998-05

Front Crankshaft Seal

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Removal & Installation



2.0L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Drive belt
     

  4.  
  5. Secure the crankshaft pulley with tool No. 499977300.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Crankshaft pulley bolt and pulley
     
    Left, right and center timing belt cover(s) mounting bolts
     
    Belt covers
     
    Timing belt
     
    Crankshaft seal from the oil pump housing
     

  8.  

To install:

  1. Using a suitable seal driver, install a new crankshaft seal.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Timing belt crankshaft sprocket and timing belt
     
    Belt covers and tighten the bolts to 36-48 inch lbs. (4-5 Nm)
     
    Crankshaft pulley and tighten the bolt to 33 ft. lbs. (44 Nm)
     
    Drive belt
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  4.  

2.2L Engines


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Fig. Exploded view of the timing belt covers and components-2.2L engine

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Accessory drive belts
     
    Power steering pump and alternator
     
    Air conditioner compressor brackets
     

  4.  
  5. Secure the crankshaft pulley with tool No. 499977000.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Crankshaft pulley bolt and pulley
     
    Timing belt cover mounting bolts
     
    Belt covers
     
    Timing belt
     
    Timing belt crankshaft sprocket
     
    Crankshaft seal from the oil pump housing
     

  8.  

To install:

  1. Using a suitable seal driver, install a new crankshaft seal.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Timing belt crankshaft sprocket and timing belt
     
    Belt covers and tighten the bolts to 36-48 inch lbs. (4-5 Nm)
     
    Crankshaft pulley and tighten the bolt to 69-76 ft. lbs. (93-103 Nm)
     
    Power steering pump, alternator, air conditioning compressor and associated brackets
     
    Accessory drive belts
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  4.  



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Fig. Exploded view of the timing belt covers and components-2.2L engine

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Accessory drive belts
     
    Power steering pump and alternator
     
    Air conditioner compressor brackets
     

  4.  
  5. Secure the crankshaft pulley with tool No. 499977000.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Crankshaft pulley bolt and pulley
     
    Timing belt cover mounting bolts
     
    Belt covers
     
    Timing belt
     
    Timing belt crankshaft sprocket
     
    Crankshaft seal from the oil pump housing
     

  8.  

To install:

  1. Using a suitable seal driver, install a new crankshaft seal.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Timing belt crankshaft sprocket and timing belt
     
    Belt covers and tighten the bolts to 36-48 inch lbs. (4-5 Nm)
     
    Crankshaft pulley and tighten the bolt to 69-76 ft. lbs. (93-103 Nm)
     
    Power steering pump, alternator, air conditioning compressor and associated brackets
     
    Accessory drive belts
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  4.  

2.5L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Radiator electric fan motor wiring connectors
     
    Coolant reservoir tank
     
    4 bolts that secure the radiator shroud, then remove the fan assembly
     

  4.  
  5. Position the No. 1 piston to Top Dead Center (TDC) of its compression stroke.

    Accessory drive belt cover
     
    Air conditioning compressor drive belt and tensioner
     

  6.  
  7. Secure the crankshaft pulley with tool No. ST499977000.

    Crankshaft pulley bolt and pulley
     
    Left timing belt cover mounting bolts and the left cover
     
    Right timing belt cover mounting bolts and the right cover
     
    Center timing belt cover mounting bolts and the center cover
     
    Timing belt
     
    Timing belt crankshaft sprocket
     
    Crankshaft seal from the oil pump housing
     

  8.  

To install:



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Fig. Exploded view of the timing belt covers and components-2.5L engine

  1. Install or connect the following:

    New crankshaft seal, using a suitable seal driver
     
    Timing belt crankshaft sprocket and the timing belt
     
    Center, right, then the left timing belt covers. Tighten the bolts to 44 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
     
    Crankshaft pulley and tighten the bolt to 94 ft. lbs. (127 Nm)
     
    Air conditioning compressor drive belt tensioner and the drive belts
     
    Fan shroud and fan motor assembly
     
    Accessory drive belt cover
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Radiator electric fan motor wiring connectors
     
    Coolant reservoir tank
     
    4 bolts that secure the radiator shroud, then remove the fan assembly
     

  4.  
  5. Position the No. 1 piston to Top Dead Center (TDC) of its compression stroke.

    Accessory drive belt cover
     
    Air conditioning compressor drive belt and tensioner
     

  6.  
  7. Secure the crankshaft pulley with tool No. ST499977000.

    Crankshaft pulley bolt and pulley
     
    Left timing belt cover mounting bolts and the left cover
     
    Right timing belt cover mounting bolts and the right cover
     
    Center timing belt cover mounting bolts and the center cover
     
    Timing belt
     
    Timing belt crankshaft sprocket
     
    Crankshaft seal from the oil pump housing
     

  8.  

To install:

Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Exploded view of the timing belt covers and components-2.5L engine

  1. Install or connect the following:

    New crankshaft seal, using a suitable seal driver
     
    Timing belt crankshaft sprocket and the timing belt
     
    Center, right, then the left timing belt covers. Tighten the bolts to 44 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
     
    Crankshaft pulley and tighten the bolt to 94 ft. lbs. (127 Nm)
     
    Air conditioning compressor drive belt tensioner and the drive belts
     
    Fan shroud and fan motor assembly
     
    Accessory drive belt cover
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  

3.0L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Drive belt
     

  4.  
  5. Secure the crankshaft pulley with tool No. 499977100.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Crankshaft pulley bolt and pulley
     
    Front chain cover. Refer to the timing chain procedure in this section.
     
    Timing chain
     
    Crankshaft seal
     

  8.  

To install:

  1. Using a suitable seal driver, install a new crankshaft seal.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Timing chain
     
    Front chain cover. Refer to the timing chain procedure in this section.
     
    Crankshaft pulley and tighten the bolt to 131 ft. lbs. (178 Nm)
     
    Drive belt
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  4.  

 
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