The DIY 1988-1995 Chrysler, Dodge, Eagle, Plymouth Repair Manual by Chilton, covers FWD automobiles with 6-cylinder engines, including the following models:
Book Excerpt: 1988-1995 Chrysler, Dodge, Eagle, Plymouth Repair Manual
- Chrysler Fifth Avenue
- Chrysler Imperial
- Chrysler LeBaron
- Chrysler New Yorker (except LH)
- Chrysler TC by Maserati
- Dodge Daytona
- Dodge Dynasty
- Dodge Monaco
- Dodge Shadow
- Dodge Spirit
- Eagle Premier
- Plymouth Acclaim
- Plymouth Sundance
ENGINE AND ENGINE OVERHAUL
REAR MAIN OIL SEAL | REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
DRIVE TRAIN | TRANSAXLE
(Except Premier and Monaco)
There are two procedures for the replacement of the rear oil seal given by Chrysler. The first procedure involves removing the oil pan and rear seal retainer, where as the second does not. Read both methods before deciding on the method best suited to the circumstances present.
(See Figures 201, 201 and 203)
- Disconnect the negative battery cable and raise and support the vehicle on jackstands.
- Remove the transaxle inspection cover and flywheel/flexplate.
- Remove the oil pan. Refer to the procedure located earlier in this section.
- Remove the 5 rear oil seal retainer mounting bolts. Remove the seal retainer form the engine block.
- Very carefully, pry the oil seal out of the support ring. Be careful not to nick or damage the retainer bore.
- Scrape clean or wire brush the gasket surface of the oil seal retainer to remove all lose material. Inspect the housing to ensure that the gasket surface is flat.
- Clean the surface of all oil and residual dirt. Make sure all of the old gasket material is removed from any bolt holes or housing surfaces.
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
(Except Premier and Monaco)
The automatic transaxle can be removed with the engine installed in the car, but the transaxle and torque converter must be removed as an assembly. Otherwise, the drive plate, pump bushing or oil seal could be damaged. The drive plate will not support a load - no weight should be allowed to bear on the drive plate as the unit is removed; it must be fully disconnected from the converter before the transaxle is shifted out of its normal position.
- Disconnect the positive battery cable.
- Disconnect the throttle and shift linkage from the transaxle.
- Put a drain pan underneath and then disconnect both the upper and lower oil cooler hoses. If the car has a lockup converter, unplug the electrical connector, which is located near the dipstick.
- Install a positive means of supporting the engine, such as a support fixture that runs across between the two front fenders.
Subject: 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 Chrysler, Dodge, Eagle, Plymouth FWD 6-Cylinder Cars service, maintenance, repair. ISBN-10: 0801986729 | ISBN-13: 9780801986727 | Chilton 20384