TownAndCountry 2008

Crankshaft Front Seal

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Removal & Installation



3.3L & 3.8L Engines

Specific to:

Chrysler Town & Country 2008-2009

Dodge Grand Caravan 2008-2009

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Disconnect the negative cable from the battery.
  4.  
  5. Remove the accessory drive belt. Refer to Accessory Drive Belts, removal & installation.
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  7. Remove the crankshaft damper. Refer to Crankshaft Damper, removal & installation.
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  9. Position Special Tool 6341A (2) on the crankshaft nose. Carefully screw the tool into the seal (1) until it engages firmly. Be careful not to damage the crankshaft seal cover surface.
  10.  
  11. Remove the oil seal (1) by turning the forcing screw until the seal disengages from the cover.

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    Fig. Using Special Tool 6341A (2) to remove the crankshaft front oil seal (1)-3.3L and 3.8L engines

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To install:

  1. Position Special Tool C-4992-2 Guide (3), on the crankshaft nose.
  2.  
  3. Position a new seal (2) over the guide with the seal spring in the direction of the engine front cover.
  4.  
  5. Install the seal using Special Tool C-4992-1 (1) until the seal is flush with the cover.
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  7. Install the crankshaft damper. Refer to Crankshaft Damper, removal & installation.
  8.  
  9. Install the accessory drive belt. Refer to Accessory Drive Belts, removal & installation.
  10.  
  11. Lower the vehicle and connect the negative cable to the battery.

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    Fig. Using Special Tools C-4992-2 Guide (3) and C-4992-1 (1) to install the crankshaft front seal (2)-3.3L and 3.8L engines

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4.0L Engine

Specific to:

Chrysler Town & Country 2008-2009

Dodge Grand Caravan 2008-2009

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the crankshaft sprocket. Refer to Timing Belt and Sprockets, removal & installation.
  4.  
  5. Tap the dowel pin (2) out of the crankshaft using a punch (1).

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    Fig. Tap the dowel pin out of the crankshaft-4.0L engine

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  7. Remove the crankshaft seal using Special Tool 6341A (1).
    WARNING
    Do not nick the shaft seal surface or seal bore.


    NOTE
    The Shaft seal lip surface must be free of varnish, dirt, or nicks. Polish the surface with 400 grit paper, if necessary.



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    Fig. Remove the crankshaft seal using Special Tool 6341A (1)-4.0L engine

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To install:

  1. Install the crankshaft seal using Special Tool 6342 (1).
  2.  
  3. Install the dowel pin into the crankshaft to a 0.047 inch (1.2mm) protrusion.
  4.  
  5. Install the crankshaft sprocket. Refer to Timing Belt and Sprockets, removal & installation.

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    Fig. Install the crankshaft seal using Special Tool 6342 (1)-4.0L engine

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