Dodge Journey: Seal, crankshaft oil, rear

Removal

2.7L DOHC Engine
Fig. 214: REAR MAIN SEAL-INSTALLED

The crankshaft rear oil seal is incorporated in the seal adapter (2) and can not be removed from the adapter. The crankshaft rear oil seal/seal adapter (2) are serviced as an assembly.

2.7L DOHC Engine
Fig. 215: Flex Plate

1. Remove transmission.

2. Remove flex plate attaching bolts (2), backing plate (3), and flex plate (1).

3. Remove oil pan.

2.7L DOHC Engine
Fig. 216: REAR MAIN SEAL-INSTALLED

4. Remove seal retainer attaching screws.

5. Remove crankshaft rear oil seal/adapter (2).

Installation

2.7L DOHC Engine
Fig. 217: Oil Seal Retainer

NOTE: Inspect the crankshaft to make sure no nicks or burrs are on the seal surface.

1. Clean sealing surfaces thoroughly.

2. Apply engine oil to the seal lip inside diameter.

2.7L DOHC Engine
Fig. 218: REAR SEAL INSTALLED

NOTE: The seal lip (2) on the retainer must always uniformly curl inward toward the engine on the crankshaft (1).

2.7L DOHC Engine
Fig. 219: REAR MAIN INSTALLATION

3. Position the special tool 6926 (1) onto the crankshaft and gently slide the seal (2) over the crankshaft.

4. Install seal retaining bolts finger tight.

2.7L DOHC Engine
Fig. 220: REAR MAIN - SPECIAL TOOL 8225

NOTE: The following steps must be performed to prevent oil leaks at sealing joints.

5. Attach Special Tools 8225 (1) to pan rail using the oil pan fasteners.

NOTE: Make sure that the "2.7L" stamped on the special tool is facing the cylinder block (flat side of tools against pan rail).

NOTE: Make sure that the seal flange is flush with the block oil pan sealing surface.

6. While applying firm pressure to the seal assembly (2) against Special Tools 8225 (1), tighten seal assembly screws to 12 N.m (105 in. lbs.).

7. Remove special tool 8225.

8. Install oil pan.

2.7L DOHC Engine
Fig. 221: Flex Plate

9. Install flex plate (1), backing plate (3), and attaching bolts (2).

10. Install transmission.

11. Fill with oil (5).

12. Start engine and check for leaks.

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