Toyota Prius 2002-06

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 assembly
     
    Flywheel from the crankshaft
     

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  5. Using a knife, cut off the lip of the oil seal.
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  7. Using a screwdriver with the tip wrapped in tape, carefully pry out the oil seal without scratching the sealing surface of the crankshaft. If it is damaged, smooth the surface with 400-grit sandpaper.
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To install:

  1. Apply multi-purpose grease to the lip of the new seal. Keep the lip free of foreign materials.
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  3. Install or connect the following:

    Seal in the retainer using a suitable seal driver. Wipe any extra grease off the crankshaft.
     
    Flexplate/flywheel
     
    Engine assembly
     

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