REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
The timing gears on the 1.6L engine are located at the rear of the engine and are covered by the flywheel housing. In order to remove the flywheel housing the engine must be removed from the vehicle.
- Remove the engine from the vehicle.
- Separate the engine from the transaxle. If equipped with an automatic transaxle, remove the torque converter with the transaxle.
- On manual transaxle equipped vehicles, remove the clutch assembly from the flywheel and the flywheel from the crankshaft. On automatic transaxle equipped vehicles, remove the converter drive plate from the crankshaft.
- Remove the flywheel housing-to-engine bolts and work the housing from the two aligning dowels.
- Using a puller, remove the flywheel housing oil seal.
- Using a driver, install a new flywheel housing oil seal.
- Clean the gasket mating surface thoroughly and apply a fresh coat of Three Bond® or equivalent.
- Install the flywheel housing and tighten the bolts to 14-20 ft. lbs. (19-27 Nm).
- On manual transaxle equipped vehicles, install the flywheel and tighten the bolts to 30-33 ft. lbs. (41-45 Nm). Install the clutch assembly.
- On automatic transaxle equipped vehicles, tighten the drive plate to crankshaft bolts to 36-39 ft. lbs. (49-53 Nm).
- Install the transaxle to the engine and tighten the bolts to 34-40 ft. lbs. (46-54 Nm).
- Install the engine and transaxle assembly in the vehicle.
OIL SEAL REPLACEMENT
The flywheel housing cover oil seal is pressed in.
- Remove the engine from the vehicle and separate the engine from the transaxle.
- Remove the flywheel and clutch assembly from the engine as detailed in Drive Train .
- Remove the flywheel housing from the engine and remove the oil seal from the housing.
- Install the new oil seal pressing it into place.
- Reassemble the engine and install it in the reverse order of disassembly and removal.