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Rear Main Oil Seal Installation Tool Caution for Suzuki Engines
Using the wrong tool to install rear main seals on some Suzuki engines may cause leaking or comeback conditions.
Affected Model/Engine: 1996-1998 Sidekick Sport 1.8L; 1999-2003 Vitara (SQ420), Grand Vitara (SQ625), XL-7 (JA627); and 2002-2003 Aerio (RH420) engines.
CONDITION: Repeat Rear Main Oil Seal Replacement.
CAUSE: The proper installation tools are not used to install seal.
CORRECTION: Use the recommended oil seal guide and installer as referenced in the applicable service manual. (See illustration)
Suzuki bulletins are intended for use by professional technicians, NOT a “do-it-yourselfer.” They are written to inform these technicians of conditions that may occur on some vehicles, or to provide information that could assist in the proper service of a vehicle. Properly trained technicians have the equipment, tools, safety instructions, and know-how to do a job properly and safely.
Some or all of this information was provided by the Automotive
Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA). For more information on
technical bulletins available through APRA call 703-968-2772 or visit www.AutoBulletins.com.