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Two Kent-Moore tools are required for this procedure: ‪

Front Radial Seal Removal

Remove the front radial seal as follows: ‪

  1. Park the vehicle on a level spot, set the parking brakes, and chock the tires.


    To avoid injury before starting and running the engine, ensure the vehicle is parked on a level surface, parking brake is set, and the wheels are blocked.

  2. Tilt the hood.
  3. From underneath the front of the engine, remove the bumper beam. Push the support angle bracket fairing down to create an opening in the bumper.
  4. Remove the three drive belts. Refer to section .
  5. Remove the vibration damper from the engine through the opening in the bumper. Refer to section .
  6. Check the seal for wear at the places where it contacts the crankshaft.

    Note: When drilling holes for screws, make sure to coat the drill bit with grease to catch the shavings.

  7. Using sheet metal screws and the front seal puller, remove the front radial seal from the front cover housing. See Figure 41933 .

    1. Vibration Damper ‪

    5. Cover Housing Gasket ‪

    2. Oil Deflector ‪

    6. Oil Pan ‪

    3. Front Radial Seal ‪

    7. Washer ‪

    4. Front Cover Housing ‪

    8. Housing Mounting Bolt ‪

    Front Radial Seal Location

Front Radial Seal Installation

Install the front radial seal as follows: ‪

  1. Clean the sealing surfaces on the cover and the cylinder block.
  2. 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.
  3. Install the oil deflector on the front cover housing.
  4. Install the vibration damper on the crankshaft. Tighten the vibration damper mounting bolts 200 Nm (148 lbft). Refer to section .
  5. Install the three drive belts. Refer to section .
  6. Install the support angle bracket fairing. Install the bumper beam.


    Diesel engine exhaust and some of its constituents are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, and other reproductive harm.

    • Always start and operate an engine in a well ventilated area.
    • If operating an engine in an enclosed area, vent the exhaust to the outside.
    • Do not modify or tamper with the exhaust system or emission control system.
  7. Check the engine oil pressure at idle. Engine oil pressure at idle should be at least 50 kPa (7 psi).
  8. Close the hood, and remove the chocks from the tires.