1990 Toyota Camry installing rear main seal

Tiny
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  • 1990 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 200,000 MILES
Need to know how to install rear main seal
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Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 AT 9:56 PM

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REMOVAL:
Remove the transaxle.
Remove the drive plate.
Remove the rear end plate.
Remove the six bolts and remove the oil seal retainer and gasket. Discard the gasket and purchase a new one. The V6 engines use sealant instead of a gasket.
Use a small prybar to pry the oil seal from the retaining plate. Be careful not to damage the plate.

INSTALLATION:
Clean the retainer contact surfaces thoroughly and lubricate the new oil seal with multi-purpose grease.
Using a block of wood, drive the oil seal into the retainer until its surface is flush with the edge of the retainer. Make sure that the seal is installed evenly in the retainer to ensure proper sealing.
Apply a 1/8 inch bead of sealant to the oil seal retainer. Bolt the retainer with the five bolts (V6) and install the dust seal. Tighten the bolts on the V6 to 69 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
On 2S-ELC, 3S-FE and 5S-FE engines, install the oil seal retainer with the new gasket and attach with the six bolts. Tighten the bolts to 7 ft. Lbs. (9 Nm) in a crisscross pattern.
Install the rear end plate.
Install the drive plate.
Install the transaxle.

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Thursday, March 5th, 2009 AT 12:35 AM
Tiny
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How do you remove the transaxle
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Thursday, March 5th, 2009 AT 2:06 PM
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REMOVAL:
Disconnect the negative battery cable. Remove the air flow meter and the air cleaner assembly.
Disconnect the transaxle wire harness. Disconnect the neutral safety switch electrical harness and the cruise control actuator harness and cover, if equipped.
Disconnect the transaxle ground strap. Disconnect the throttle cable from the throttle linkage and disconnect the speed sensor harnesses, if equipped.
Remove the transaxle case protector. Disconnect the speedometer cable and control cable.
Disconnect the oil cooler hoses. Remove the upper starter retaining bolts, as required remove the starter assembly. Remove the upper transaxle housing bolts. Remove the engine rear mount insulator bracket set bolt.
Raise and support the vehicle safely. Drain the transaxle fluid.
Remove the left front fender apron seal. Disconnect both driveshafts and remove the exhaust pipe on 1992 vehicles.
Remove the suspension lower crossmember assembly. Remove the center driveshaft.
Remove the engine mounting center crossmember. Remove the stabilizer bar. Remove the left steering knuckle from the lower control arm.
Remove the torque converter cover. Remove the torque converter retaining bolts. On 1992 vehicles, remove the steering gear housing.
Properly support the engine and transaxle assembly. Remove the rear engine mounting bolts. Remove the remaining transaxle to engine retaining bolts.
Carefully remove the transaxle assembly from the vehicle.

INSTALLATION:
Install the transaxle and tighten the 12mm transaxle housing bolts to 47 ft. Lbs. (64 Nm); tighten the 10mm bolts to 34 ft. Lbs. (46 Nm). Tighten the rear engine mount set bolts to 38 ft. Lbs. (52 Nm). Tighten the torque converter mounting bolts to 20 ft. Lbs. (27 Nm).
Reinstall the components in the reverse order of removal.
Install the transaxle cables, linkage and halfshafts.
Refill the transaxle with the approved fluid and check for leaks.
Lower the vehicle. Road test the vehicle and check operation.

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Thursday, March 5th, 2009 AT 2:10 PM

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