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How to remove/install front main oil seal
Posted 16 May 2004 - 10:12 PM
Does anyone know the procedure and what tools I will need, ea-81. I have already taken off the main pulley once to get to the oil pump when I replaced that a year ago so I know how big of a pain that can be (I did the bump the starter trick someone suggested on here).
I guess my main concern/ question is that once I get the main pulley off what do I use to get the old seal out? The radiator is right there so I really can't see in to where the seal is. What do you guys do? After that is there a special tool to install the new seal and do you put anything on the new seal for installation?
Posted 16 May 2004 - 10:28 PM
Once you remove the pulley, you should be able to see the seal. You can just pick it out with a screwdriver or an awl. Clean up the area, and use a little clear silicone on the outer edge of the new seal, and grease on the inner edge that rides on the crank. Done. Also - for future reference, there is no need to remove the pulley to get the oil pump out. You can fit a socket right under the pulley and get to that 4th bolt....
Posted 16 May 2004 - 11:42 PM
Posted 17 May 2004 - 12:04 AM
You can also use something to hold the flywheel through the timing hole if you have a manual. Might work on an auto too....
Retightening can be done many ways. My favorite if I have the time is to remove a spark plug and fill one cylinder with nylon rope. Then you can reef down at will on the pulley bolt and not worry about breaking anything. you can use this technique for removal too if you wish, but removal is usually much more difficult than installation.
Posted 17 May 2004 - 12:13 AM
Guess Ill have to get some helpers and do this, I know the seals is only 7 something.
Posted 01 December 2004 - 11:59 PM
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