Remove the vibration damper from the engine through the opening in the bumper. Refer to section
Check the seal for wear at the places where it contacts the crankshaft.
When drilling holes for screws, make sure to coat the drill bit with grease to catch the shavings.
Using sheet metal screws and the front seal puller, remove the front radial seal from the front cover housing. See Figure
1. Vibration Damper
5. Cover Housing Gasket
2. Oil Deflector
6. Oil Pan
3. Front Radial Seal
4. Front Cover Housing
8. Housing Mounting Bolt
Front Radial Seal Location
Front Radial Seal Installation
Install the front radial seal as follows:
Clean the sealing surfaces on the cover and the cylinder block.
Slide the seal over the center guide. Place the guide on the front of the crankshaft. Fit the front seal installer (J 45391 or 457 589 01 15 00)
over the seal and tap it into the front cover housing until it bottoms. Make sure the inside edge of the radial seal is flush with the machined surface of the cover.
Install the oil deflector on the front cover housing.
Install the vibration damper on the crankshaft. Tighten the vibration damper mounting bolts 200 Nm (148 lbft). Refer to section