MBE 900

Section 1.14 Flywheel Housing

Section 1.14
Flywheel Housing

The flywheel housing provides a cover for the flywheel. The crankshaft rear oil seal, which is pressed into the housing, may be removed or installed without removing the housing.‪

Section 1.14.1
Flywheel Housing Removal

Remove the flywheel housing as follows:‪

  1. With the engine removed from the vehicle, remove the flywheel. Refer to "1.10.1 Flywheel Removal" .
  2. Remove any parts that are attached to the flywheel housing exterior. See Figure "Flywheel Housing Assembly (exploded view)" .
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     1. Crank Angle Position Sensor‪

     6. Oil Pan Bolt‪

     2. Flywheel Housing Mounting Bolt‪

     7. Oil Pan‪

     3. Flywheel Housing‪

     8. Starter‪

     4. Rear of Crankcase‪

     9. Radial Seal‪

     5. Oil Pan Gasket‪

    10. Flywheel‪

    Figure 1. Flywheel Housing Assembly (exploded view)

  3. Remove the oil pan and its gasket. See Figure "Flywheel Housing Assembly (exploded view)" .
  4. Remove the flywheel housing mounting bolts. Then remove the flywheel housing from the crankcase. See Figure "Flywheel Housing Assembly (exploded view)" .
Section 1.14.1.1
Flywheel Housing Inspection

Check the flywheel housing for damage. If necessary, replace it.‪

Section 1.14.2
Flywheel Housing Installation

Install the flywheel housing as follows:‪

  1. Install a new rear radial seal. Refer to "1.5.2 Rear Radial Seal Installation" .
  2. Using a suitable scraper, such as a putty knife, clean the mating surfaces of the crankcase and the flywheel housing. Remove any dirt, grease, and all traces of old sealant.
  3. Coat the mating surfaces of the timing cover and the crankcase with Loctite®574 sealant. Loctite® is a registered trademark of Loctite Corporation.
  4. Put the flywheel housing onto the crankcase, making sure it clears the oil pan (if the pan is still installed) and the bolt holes line up. See Figure "Flywheel Housing Assembly (exploded view)" .
  5. Install the flywheel housing mounting bolts and tighten 50 N·m (37 lb·ft). See Figure "Flywheel Housing Assembly (exploded view)" .
  6. Install the oil pan, using a new gasket. Tighten the oil pan bolts 25 N·m (18 lb·ft). See Figure "Flywheel Housing Assembly (exploded view)" .
  7. Attach any parts that were removed from the flywheel housing exterior. See Figure "Flywheel Housing Assembly (exploded view)" .
  8. Install the flywheel. Refer to "1.10.2 Flywheel Installation" .
  9. If installing a new flywheel housing, install and align a new crank angle position sensor bracket.
  10. Install the engine.


MBE 900 Service Manual - 6SE414
Generated on 10-13-2008

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