1. Remove transmission. On vehicles equipped with an A/T, see appropriate REMOVAL & INSTALLATION article in AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS. On vehicles equipped with an M/T, see CLUTCHES article for 2002 models or MANUAL TRANSMISSION for 2003 models. On vehicles equipped with an M/T, remove flywheel. See FLYWHEEL.
2. On vehicles equipped with an A/T, remove the flexplate. See FLEXPLATE. On all models, remove flywheel adapter housing retaining rings. Remove flywheel front adapter, using care not to damage alignment dowel pins.
3. Remove the crankshaft rear oil seal retaining bolts and the crankshaft rear oil seal. See Fig. 124. Inspect the crankshaft rear oil seal, wear sleeve and alignment dowel pins for damage.
Install NEW wear sleeve and alignment dowel pins as necessary.
4. If equipped with a crankshaft wear sleeve, use the Crankshaft Rear Oil Seal Service Set (303-S485, T94T-6701- AH), Remover and Replacer Tube (308-052, T77J-7025-B) and Forcing Screw (308-092, T84T-7025-B) to remove the crankshaft rear wear sleeve. See Fig. 125.