Toyota Cressida and Van 1983-1990

Rear Main Oil Seal

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. Fig. 1 The rear main seal can be removed either with its retaining plate off the engine ...



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Fig. Fig. 2 ... or on the engine



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Fig. Fig. 3 Use a seal driver when the retainer is off the engine ...



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Fig. Fig. 4 ... as well as on the engine

Unless you are very familiar with working on cars and removing engines and transmissions, the removal and installation of this seal is a very complex procedure and could be very costly if any mistakes are made. It may be in your best interest to leave this one in the hands of a factory authorized dealer.

  1. Remove the transmission as detailed in of this guide.
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  3. On vehicles equipped with manual transmissions, remove the clutch cover assembly and flywheel. See also.
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  5. Remove the oil seal retaining plate, complete with the oil seal.
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  7. Use a suitable pry tool to pry the oil seal from the retaining plate. Be careful not to damage the plate.
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  9. Apply a high temperature multi-purpose grease to the lip of the new oil seal. Using a suitable seal driver, install the new seal.
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  11. Install the oil seal retaining plate back onto the engine.
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  13. If the oil seal retainer is still attached to the engine, remove the seal by using a suitable tool to cut off the edge of the oil seal lips.
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  15. Use a suitable prytool and pry out the oil seal from the housing. So as not to damage the housing or crankshaft, be sure to put some tape around the end of the pry tool.
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  17. Install a new seal into the housing using a suitable seal driver tool. Apply a high temperature multi-purpose grease to the lip of the new oil seal.
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  19. Install the clutch assembly and flywheel. Reinstall the transmission assembly.
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