Crankshaft seals must be replaced if oil leaks through their lips.

When the front crankshaft oil seal leaks, the timing belt and the front of the engine are oily.

Oiling the clutch discs can be caused by oil leaking through the crankshaft rear oil seal or the gearbox input shaft oil seal.

Engine oil and transmission oil have a different smell. Therefore, it is possible to determine with accuracy which of the oil seals is leaking.

Before replacing the engine seals, you need to make sure that the crankcase ventilation system is clean and that the hoses of this system are not pinched.

Crankshaft oil seals are replaced for K7J, K7M, K4M engines in almost the same way.

We prepare the car for the task, disconnect the negative battery terminal

Replacing the front crankshaft oil seal

Remove the timing belt (described in the article - Checking and replacing the timing belt of a Renault Sandero car)

How to replace Renault Sandero crankshaft oil seals

Remove the crankshaft pulley

How to replace Renault Sandero crankshaft oil seals

Using a screwdriver, remove the gland from the holder

Lubricate the working edge of the new oil seal with engine oil.

How to replace Renault Sandero crankshaft oil seals

We install the oil seal, orienting the working edge inside the engine, and press the oil seal into the holder until it stops using a suitable mandrel.

Install all removed parts and assemblies in reverse order.

Accessory drive pulley bolt and pre-tighten with a torque of 20 Nm and then tighten by an angle of 68˚±6˚.

Replacing the crankshaft rear oil seal

Preparing the car for the task

We remove the gearbox (described in the article - Removing the manual transmission of a Renault Sandero car)

Remove the clutch (described in the article - Renault Sandero clutch repair)

Removing the flywheel (article - Removing and installing the Renault Sandero engine flywheel)

Inspecting the gland. If it is damaged, an oil drip will be visible in its lower part

How to replace Renault Sandero crankshaft oil seals

Pry off the oil seal with a screwdriver and take it out

How to replace Renault Sandero crankshaft oil seals

Lubricate the working lip of the new oil seal with engine oil

How to replace Renault Sandero crankshaft oil seals

Install the oil seal in the seat of the cylinder block, orienting the working edge inside the engine.

Carefully fill the working edge on the crankshaft journal.

We press the oil seal into the socket until it stops using a mandrel of a suitable size.

You can use the old oil seal as a mandrel.

Install the removed parts and assemblies in the reverse order.

When installing the flywheel, lubricate the threaded part of the bolts of its fastening with a fixing sealant. The tightening torque of the flywheel mounting bolts is 50-55 Nm.

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