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MBE 4000 FRONT COVER HOUSING

For an exploded view of the front cover housing, see Figure 41957 . ‪

1. Vibration Damper ‪

5. Cover Housing Gasket ‪

2. Oil Deflector ‪

6. Oil Pan ‪

3. Front Radial Seal ‪

7. Housing Mounting Bolt ‪

4. Front Cover Housing ‪

Front Cover Housing

Front Cover Housing Removal

Remove the front cover housing 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. Remove the front engine mounting bolts attaching the front cover housing to the front crossmember.

    NOTICE:

    To prevent damage to the oil pan, protect the pan by placing a board on the jack lifting surface.

  4. Using a floor jack, lift up the oil pan.
  5. Remove the three drive belts. Refer to section .
  6. Remove the vibration damper from the engine through the opening in the bumper.
  7. Remove the oil deflector from the front cover housing.
  8. Remove the mounting bolts attaching the front cover housing to the block. Remove the front cover housing from the cylinder block. Remove and discard the cover housing gasket.
  9. Remove the front radial seal from the front cover housing. Refer to section .

Front Cover Housing Installation

Install the front cover housing as follows: ‪

  1. Install a new gasket on the cylinder block.
  2. Lubricate the seal race on the crankshaft with a light coating of engine oil.
  3. Install the front cover on the cylinder block. Tighten the front cover mounting bolts 60 Nm (44 lbft).
  4. Install the front radial seal. Refer to section .
  5. Install the oil deflector on the front cover housing.
  6. Install the vibration damper on the crankshaft. Tighten the vibration damper mounting bolts 200 Nm (148 lbft). Refer to section .
  7. Install the three drive belts. Refer to section .
  8. Lower the oil pan and remove the floor jack.
  9. Install the front engine mounting bolts attaching the front cover housing to the front crossmember. Tighten the front engine mounting bolts 325 Nm (240 lbft).
  10. Close the hood, and remove the chocks from the tires.