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Cam seal, oil seal.....how hard can it be?
Posted 28 August 2004 - 07:59 PM
Posted 28 August 2004 - 10:02 PM
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Posted 28 August 2004 - 11:10 PM
Thanks, but what about the timing cover? The bolts do not want to come out. Should I drill them out? Use force? I am not worried about getting the cover back on because I am like McGyver when it comes to installing stuff.
If I can see the timing cover now, I may recall what I did to loosen it. As of now, it's too dark out there so I don't remember how I got mine off when I changed my timing belt.
Posted 29 August 2004 - 04:35 PM
If you have an automatic, pull the acess plug on the tranny, stick a breaker bar or prybar in there to grab one of the access holes on the flex plate. That will hold the motor.
As for the seals, getting them out is the biggest pain. You have to insert a small flathead at an angle, then press the end of the handle towards the engine, while the middle part is against the engine or against another screwdriver, so as to act as a fulcrum. While doing this, you have to make sure not to scratch the shafts either.
If the crank or cam seals are leaking, you'll probably want to change the timing belt again, since it probably has oil on it. If you're going that far, you might as well replace the o-ring in the oil pump, check the screws on the backing plate of the oil pump, and re-seal it back up.
If you're decent with turning wrenches, you should be able to do this job.
You can see the access port on the bell housing in these pics
You can see the pics from my timing belt change here
I've got a write-up in a thread with a little more detail if you want to search.
Posted 29 August 2004 - 05:21 PM
MR. Goodwrench has nothing on me.
Found the problem. It appears to be a leaking oil pump seal.
I live my life one Subaru at a time......LOL
Posted 29 August 2004 - 07:07 PM
Posted 29 August 2004 - 09:41 PM
Posted 29 August 2004 - 10:15 PM
One request....if you're original post even relavently relates to what you're going to post a question about....please keep it in one thread.
You've got like 3 or 4 threads, and it makes trying to keep track of what's been fixed, what's not been fixed, and people's suggestions a little more difficult.
Posted 31 August 2004 - 01:36 AM
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