Vibe 2003-2005

Crankshaft Front Seal

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Removal & Installation



  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the crankshaft pulley.
    WARNING
    To protect the crankshaft from damage, wrap the tip of the screwdriver with tape.



    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Use the tip of a screwdriver wrapped in tape to pry out the crankshaft front oil seal.

  4.  
  5. Use a screwdriver and pry out the crankshaft front oil seal.
  6.  

To install:

  1. Lubricate the new crankshaft front oil seal with Chassis Grease GM P/N 1051344 (Canadian P/N 993037) or equivalent.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Using a hammer and an appropriate driver, lightly tap the crankshaft front oil seal into place.

  2.  
  3. Using a hammer and an appropriate driver, lightly tap the crankshaft front oil seal into place.
    WARNING
    Tap the oil seal in until its surface is flush with the crankshaft front oil seal retainer edge.

  4.  
  5. Install the crankshaft pulley.
  6.  
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
  8.  
  9. Start the engine.
  10.  

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the crankshaft pulley.
    WARNING
    To protect the crankshaft from damage, wrap the tip of the screwdriver with tape.



    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Use the tip of a screwdriver wrapped in tape to pry out the crankshaft front oil seal.

  4.  
  5. Use a screwdriver and pry out the crankshaft front oil seal.
  6.  

To install:

  1. Lubricate the new crankshaft front oil seal with Chassis Grease GM P/N 1051344 (Canadian P/N 993037) or equivalent.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Using a hammer and an appropriate driver, lightly tap the crankshaft front oil seal into place.

  2.  
  3. Using a hammer and an appropriate driver, lightly tap the crankshaft front oil seal into place.
    WARNING
    Tap the oil seal in until its surface is flush with the crankshaft front oil seal retainer edge.

  4.  
  5. Install the crankshaft pulley.
  6.  
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
  8.  
  9. Start the engine.
  10.  

 
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