Volvo Cars 1999-05

Rear Main Seal

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Transmission
     
    Clutch, if equipped
     
    Flexplate or flywheel
     
    Rear main seal
     

  4.  


    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Rear main seal removal

    Rear main seal removal

To install:

  1. Install the rear main seal so that it is flush with the cylinder block.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Flexplate or flywheel. Tighten the bolts to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm) plus 65 degrees.
     
    Clutch, if equipped
     
    Transmission
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  4.  
  5. Start the engine and check for leaks.
  6.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Transmission
     
    Clutch, if equipped
     
    Flexplate or flywheel
     
    Rear main seal
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install the rear main seal so that it is flush with the cylinder block.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Flexplate or flywheel. Tighten the bolts to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm) plus 50 degrees.
     
    Clutch, if equipped
     
    Transmission
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  4.  
  5. Start the engine and check for leaks.
  6.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Transmission
     
    Clutch, if equipped
     
    Flexplate or flywheel
     
    Rear main seal

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Rear main seal removal

    Rear main seal removal
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install the rear main seal using Special Tool 999-7174 or equivalent, so that the seal is flush with the cylinder block.
    NOTE
    The felt side of the seal should face outward.

  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Flexplate or flywheel. Tighten the bolts to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm) plus 65°.
     
    Clutch, if equipped
     
    Transmission
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  4.  
  5. Start the engine and check for leaks.
  6.  

 
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