Question about 1997 Plymouth Voyager

1 Answer

How to repair front crankshaft seal leaks oil

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Plymouth Master
  • 6,826 Answers

Need to get at the crankshaft seal, usually by removing the crankshaft pulley and using a seal remover to take out the old seal, then put a new seal in.

Here are some instructions on how to do the 'rear' seal:
Rear Main Seal Removal & Installation 2.4L, 3.3L & 3.8L Engines To Remove:

  1. Remove the transaxle and flexplate. CAUTION
    Make sure not to damage the crankshaft sealing surface when removing the oil seal.
  2. Insert a flat-bladed pry tool or equivalent through the dust lip at an angle.
  3. Carefully pry the oil seal out of the engine. Pry against the chamfered edge of the crankshaft, do not damage the sealing surface of the crankshaft or an oil leak may occur.
To Install:
CAUTION
Smooth any burr or rough edge on the crankshaft with 400 grit sandpaper to prevent seal damage during installation.
NOTE: When installing seal, no lube on seal is needed.
  1. Place special tool 6926-1 seal guide or equivalent on crankshaft.
  2. Place the seal on the guide. Make sure the seal lip is facing the crankshaft and the guide tool remains on the crankshaft. Rear crankshaft seal installation (2.4L engine shown, 3.3L & 3.8L engines similar) how to repair front crankshaft seal  leaks oil - chry-03-24-827.gif

    CAUTION
    Do not drive the seal into the block past flush. An oil leak may occur.
  3. Drive the seal into the block using a seal driver or special tool 6926-2 and handle C-4171 until the tool bottoms out against the block and the seal is flush.
  4. Install the flexplate and transaxle.
3.0L Engine To Remove:
  1. Remove the transaxle and flexplate. CAUTION
    Make sure not to damage the crankshaft sealing surface when removing the oil seal.
  2. Remove the oil seal with housing from the rear of the engine block.
  3. Remove the oil seal from the housing.
To Install:
  1. Clean the sealing surfaces on the seal housing and engine block.
  2. Use a commercial seal installer to install the seal in the seal housing.
  3. Apply a light film of motor oil to the seal lip.
  4. Apply silicone sealant to the oil seal housing sealing surface and install the housing with seal on the engine block. Tighten all bolts to 104 in. lbs. (12 Nm).
  5. Install the flexplate and transmission.
prev.gif next.gif

Posted on Dec 31, 2010

5 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

localwonder
  • 6784 Answers

SOURCE: how to change / repair crankshaft oil seal on focus deisel

hi, there is no easy fix here. you will have to break down the engine to repair this. you could use a 30w oil to slow down the leak but, the repair is inevitable.


please rate and god bless.

Posted on Mar 16, 2009

  • 110 Answers

SOURCE: Oil leak coming from front of engine above the sump area

run engine up to temp so oil thins out then lie under car u should see wer oil is leaking from likely coming from main seal

Posted on Nov 17, 2008

  • 3 Answers

SOURCE: 1993 Dodge Stealth Oil leak 3.0 SOHC

there are seals behind the timing cover.when they leak oil drips down and out.my 93 base model leaks oil and coolant from this same place.

Posted on Jun 08, 2009

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: crankshaft seal blows out oil leak

The fix is replacement of motor!! I have the same problem and have already paid $700 in repairs to fix seal just to find out that the seal is being knocked out by loose crank shaft..Car had 60000 miles when I bought it 4 months ago, from a dealership, and now it needs a motor replacement..I stiil owe $5000 on a car that is worth $0..Dodge did not give the 100000 mile warranty they love to advertise on TV for the '06 Stratus..They only gave 36000 warranty because they did not think it would last much longer..Will never buy Chrysler product again!! They do not stand behind what they sell or they would have 100000 mile warranty on all their cars..

Posted on Feb 11, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a nissan 1400 champ and is leaking oil on the front part of the manual 5 speed gearbox and the rear part of the gearbox. I have replaced the crankshaft oil seal but i still have oil leaking on


There are seals on the front and rear of the transmission. If the clutch wasn't covered in engine oil, then replacing the crankshaft seal wasn't necessary. Reseal the transmission.

Sep 29, 2014 | Nissan Cars & Trucks

4 Answers

Oil leak on driveway coming from front of engine


Dear Sir,
Here is the oil leaking Problem Identifying Technique

Engine oil leaks from the valve cover gasket are common.

  • The intake manifold plenum gasket may leak and cause increased oil consumption/burning and a spark knock during acceleration; the gasket should be replaced.
  • External oil leaks from valve cover gaskets, intake gaskets (front or rear), and the rear crankshaft (rear main) seal area are common. The rear main seal is an unlikely source. Normally, the bearing cap mating surfaces (as well as the sealing surface between the oil pan and bearing cap) are the source for the leaks.
  • Engine oil leaks at the distributor can be misdiagnosed as leaks from theintake manifold seal, oil pan gasket, or rear crankshaft (rear main) seal. A revised distributor is available if oil is found inside the distributor.
  • If the oil filter casing shows signs of distortion from excessive oil pressure, theoil pump should be replaced.
  • Often misdiagnosed as a leaking oil filter gasket, the oil filter adapter can seep from between the adapter and engine block.
  • Carbon buildup on the top of the piston is common. As the buildup increases with mileage and over time, symptoms may vary from light ticking, to ticking/hammering, to hammering/knocking noises. Fuel injector cleaner often solves the problem.

  • I think it helps to analyse u r Problem

    Nov 02, 2012 | Toyota Cars & Trucks

    2 Answers

    How to repair oil leak for 1995 C200 Mercedes Benz? Looks like the leak is dripping down from underneath the engine onto the oil drip pan.


    OIL LEAK COULD BE COMING FROM OIL FILTER SEAL. OIL LEAK FROM THE REAR OF ENGINE COULD BE REAR MAIN OIL SEAL.LEAK IN THE FRONT OF THE ENGINE COULD BE FRONT CRANKSHAFT TIMING COVER SEAL LEAKING OIL.

    May 30, 2011 | 1995 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

    3 Answers

    Leaking oil badly in front of engine??? need help!!


    Its either depending on the size of the engine, the valve cover gaskets or the camshaft seals, or crankshaft (front) seal leaking . Can tell by getting engine dye , whitch you can purchase at any autoparts store and put in engine oil fill and run car for 30 minutes or so and put a black light on engine area where leaking , start at the highest point first.

    Feb 11, 2011 | 1997 Plymouth Breeze

    3 Answers

    2002 Pontiac Sunfire GT. 2.2 Litre Ecotec Engine. Concern: Front Seal is leaking. Question: Does the engine need to be pulled to replace the seal?


    No. The crankshaft pully can be removed through the right wheel well area. (This is the hard part) Once the pully is off, the seal is relatively easy to change.

    Jan 25, 2011 | 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier

    1 Answer

    Oil leaking out the front of the lower fan belt


    If the lower fan belt pulley you are referring to is the vibration damper or harmonic balancer, then that is the pulley that is attached to the engine crankshaft, and that pulley is what turns all the other pulleys on the engine. There is a seal on the shaft behind the pulley -the front main seal. This is what may be leaking oil, and if that is the case , the seal needs to be replaced.
    If it is the front main seal, and you are going to tackle the repair, you need to get a Repair Manual for your vehicle and follow the directions for the fix.

    Jul 09, 2009 | 1990 Mazda B-Series

    1 Answer

    1993 Dodge Stealth Oil leak 3.0 SOHC


    there are seals behind the timing cover.when they leak oil drips down and out.my 93 base model leaks oil and coolant from this same place.

    Apr 03, 2009 | 1993 Dodge Stealth

    1 Answer

    Oil leak coming from front of engine above the sump area


    run engine up to temp so oil thins out then lie under car u should see wer oil is leaking from likely coming from main seal

    Nov 17, 2008 | 1997 Toyota Land Cruiser

    Not finding what you are looking for?
    1997 Plymouth Voyager Logo

    2,038 people viewed this question

    Ask a Question

    Usually answered in minutes!

    Top Plymouth Experts

    yadayada
    yadayada

    Level 3 Expert

    75077 Answers

    Colin Stickland
    Colin Stickland

    Level 3 Expert

    22095 Answers

    Jeff Turcotte
    Jeff Turcotte

    Level 3 Expert

    7768 Answers

    Are you a Plymouth Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

    Answer questions

    Manuals & User Guides

    Loading...