how to replace front oil seal 3.8 L on 1997 Chrysler Town & Country

anyone have a step by step outline on how to replace the front oil seal on 97 town and country. Does the serpantine belt involve anything with the timing chain?

by in Palm Coast, FL on March 21, 2011
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ANSWER by , March 22, 2011
CRANKSHAFT OIL SEAL - FRONT REMOVAL Disconnect negative cable from battery. Raise vehicle on hoist. Remove right wheel and inner splash shield. Remove drive belt. Remove crankshaft damper. Using Tool 6341A to remove oil seal Front Crankshaft Oil Seal - Removal Be careful not to damage that crankshaft seal surface of cover. INSTALLATION Install new seal by using Tool C-4992 Crankshaft Oil Seal - Installation Place seal into opening with seal spring towards the inside of engine. Install seal until flush with cover. Install crankshaft pulley using plate L-4524. Thrust Bearing/washer and 5.9 inch screw. Install drive belt Install inner splash shield and wheel. Lower vehicle and connect negative cable to battery.
ANSWER by , March 21, 2011
If you remove the pulley, the seal can be serviced from the outside, the cover doesn't have to come off. You may need a puller tool for the pulley. You'll need to remove the serpentine drive belt to start with, but it has nothing to do with the chain. If you want to find a specialist, here's a directory link for you:
COMMENT by , March 21, 2011
thanks for the info.