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Can this seal be easily accessed once the tranny iand flywheel are removed? Will there be a spiecail tool needed for removal or installation?

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Yes it can be accessed it can be removed with a small screw driver tapping it in between seal and the block be careful not to scratch the crankshaft while bending the screwdriver outward. then tap back in with hammer and small punch if needed.

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  2. Lift vehicle and place securely on stands
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  4. Remove the driveline
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  10. Lower jack and remove the transmission
  11. Locate the output shaft at the back of the engine (the seal goes around the shaft and between the block)
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  13. While on step 12 you need to drain and unbolt the engine oil resivoir to drop it down a 1/2" to access the seal and to also make sure no oil gets dumped when you remove the seal.
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The installation of the rest of the components are in the reverse order. For many people this is over their head. If you are unsure of yourself do not attempt and have a professional do it.

I hope that this will help you out!

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Hope this helps. Best of luck to you!
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Removal & Installation
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Remove the transaxle.
  4. Gradually loosen the clutch pressure plate bolts, in a crisscross pattern. Support the pressure plate and remove the bolts. Remove the pressure plate and clutch disc.
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  8. Inspect the clutch release bearing for wear. Replace it if it sticks or does not turn easily.
  9. Inspect the release fork for wear or damage and replace as necessary.
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7923kg34.gif Flywheel tightening sequence
7923kg35.gif Pressure plate tightening sequence

  1. Lubricate the release fork fingers and pivot with molybdenum grease and install in the release fork boot.
  2. Install the clutch release bearing on the release fork.
  3. Install a new pilot bearing in the flywheel, if removed.
  4. Be sure the flywheel mounting surface and the crankshaft or eccentric shaft mounting surfaces are clean. Remove any old sealant from the flywheel bolt hole threads and the flywheel bolts.
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  7. Apply a small amount of molybdenum grease to the clutch disc splines and install the clutch disc on the flywheel, spring side toward the transaxle. Install a suitable alignment tool in the pilot bearing to position the clutch disc.
  8. Install the clutch pressure plate, aligning the dowel holes with the flywheel dowels.
  9. Install the pressure plate bolts and gradually tighten, in a crisscross pattern to 20 ft. lbs. (26 Nm). Remove the alignment tool.
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