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Ford Escape: Engine / Removal and Installation - Crankshaft Rear Seal

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

303-328 (T88P-6701-B1)
Replacer, Rear Seal
TKIT-1988-FLM
TKIT-1988-F
TKIT-1988-LM
Plastic Scraper

Materials

Name Specification
Motorcraft® High Performance Engine RTV Silicone
TA-357
WSE-M4G323-A6
 
Motorcraft® Silicone Gasket Remover
ZC-30-A, AZC-30-C
-
 
Motorcraft® Metal Surface Prep Wipes
ZC-31-B
-
 
Motorcraft® Metal Brake Parts Cleaner
PM-4-A, PM-4-B, APM-4-C
-
 

Removal

  1. Remove the flexplate.
    Refer to: Flywheel (303-01C Engine, Removal and Installation).
  1. Remove the bolts and the crankshaft rear seal, discard the crankshaft rear seal.
  1. NOTICE: Do not use metal scrapers, wire brushes, power abrasive discs or other abrasive means to clean the sealing surfaces. These tools cause scratches and gouges, which make leak paths. Use a plastic scraping tool to remove traces of sealant.

    Clean and inspect the oil pan and cylinder block mating surfaces.
    Refer to: RTV Sealing Surface Cleaning and Preparation (303-00 Engine System - General Information, General Procedures).
    Use the General Equipment: Plastic Scraper
    Material: Motorcraft® Silicone Gasket Remover / ZC-30-A, AZC-30-C
    Material: Motorcraft® Metal Brake Parts Cleaner / PM-4-A, PM-4-B, APM-4-C
    Material: Motorcraft® Metal Surface Prep Wipes / ZC-31-B

Installation

  1. NOTE: If the crankshaft rear seal is not secured within 10 minutes of sealant application, the sealant must be removed and the sealing area cleaned. Failure to follow this procedure can cause future oil leakage.

    Apply a 3 mm (0.118 in) bead of silicone to the oil pan surface and a 5 mm (0.196 in) bead at the T-joints.
    Material: Motorcraft® High Performance Engine RTV Silicone / TA-357 (WSE-M4G323-A6)
    1. Install the crankshaft rear main oil seal installer.
      Use Special Service Tool: 303-328 (T88P-6701-B1)  Replacer, Rear Seal.
    1. Install the crankshaft rear seal retainer at an angle above the oil pan flange to avoid scraping off the sealer.
    1. Tilt the seal retainer up and onto the rear of the cylinder block.
  1. Using the special tool, seat the crankshaft rear seal.
    Use Special Service Tool: 303-328 (T88P-6701-B1)  Replacer, Rear Seal.
  1. Install the bolts and tighten in sequence shown.
    Remove Special Service Tool: 303-328 (T88P-6701-B1)  Replacer, Rear Seal.
    Torque: 89 lb.in (10 Nm)
  1. Drain and fill the oil.
    Refer to: Engine Oil Draining and Filling (303-01C Engine, General Procedures).
  1. Install the flexplate.
    Refer to: Flywheel (303-01C Engine, Removal and Installation).

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