Subaru Forester 1998-05

Rear Main 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:

    Engine from the vehicle
     
    Clutch assembly/flywheel, if equipped with manual transmission
     
    Torque converter flexplate from the crankshaft, if equipped with an automatic transmission
     

  4.  
  5. Using a seal removal tool, pry the oil seal from the housing.
  6.  

To install:

  1. Utilizing the appropriate seal installer, install or connect the following:

    New oil seal and press it into the housing using oil seal guide ST 499597100 and installer ST 499587200.
     
    Clutch assembly/flywheel, if equipped
     
    Flywheel/flexplate and tighten the bolts to 53 ft. lbs. (72 Nm), if equipped
     
    Engine into the vehicle
     

  2.  


    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Installing the rear main seal


  1. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Engine from the vehicle
     
    Clutch assembly/flywheel, if equipped with manual transmission
     
    Torque converter flexplate from the crankshaft, if equipped with an automatic transmission
     

  2.  
  3. Using a seal removal tool, pry the oil seal from the housing.
  4.  

To install:

  1. Utilizing the appropriate seal installer, install or connect the following:

    New oil seal and press it into the housing using oil seal guide ST 499597100 and installer ST 499587200.
     
    Clutch assembly/flywheel, if equipped
     
    Flywheel/flexplate and tighten the bolts to 53 ft. lbs. (72 Nm), if equipped
     
    Engine into the vehicle

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Installing the rear main seal

     

  2.  

 
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