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Old 08-04-2019, 12:17 PM   #1
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Front crank seal replacement

Mine is leaking and I was wondering about getting a new one back on without doing any damage. Over the years, I have used a large socket to press them in on other cars but was reading that I need to put a sleeve of some sort on the inside as to not do any damage. Is this correct?

I already have a method for removing it that will not do any damage so I am good there.

Also, should I assume that oil will come gushing violently out of the seal once I remove it?

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I use a piece of 2 liter coke bottle as a seal guide. Make it slightly tapered and slide the seal on.Gently tap home with a socket. Make sure you lubricate the seal or it will fail quickly. Drain your oil pan first.
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Draining oil pan does nothing there, you have oil trapped at the oil pump which is opened up on one end when you yank that seal. A certain amount of oil will come out then stop.

Be cool tapping the new seal in place, there are 3 tabs in there that limit it and if you break one off it falls right into the oil pump to grind up, that will not be a good day.
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I use a piece of 2 liter coke bottle as a seal guide. Make it slightly tapered and slide the seal on.Gently tap home with a socket. Make sure you lubricate the seal or it will fail quickly. Drain your oil pan first.
Sorry, I am not tracking on the 2 liter coke bottle thing. Do you cut it at some point? Could you elaborate a little bit.

Thanks for that link BTW. I have the FSM already but that is cool.
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I use a piece of 2 liter coke bottle as a seal guide. Make it slightly tapered and slide the seal on.Gently tap home with a socket. Make sure you lubricate the seal or it will fail quickly. Drain your oil pan first.
Sorry, I am not tracking on the 2 liter coke bottle thing. Do you cut it at some point? Could you elaborate a little bit.

Thanks for that link BTW. I have the FSM already but that is cool.
Obviously you cut it and roll to the correct diameter. Trim as necessary to eliminate overlap.
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Obviously you cut it and roll to the correct diameter. Trim as necessary to eliminate overlap.
I'll try it out. Any pics of the setup or has it long hit the trash can?
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Obviously you cut it and roll to the correct diameter. Trim as necessary to eliminate overlap.
I'll try it out. Any pics of the setup or has it long hit the trash can?
Lol. Yes. I did this in 2010.
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Lol. Yes. I did this in 2010.
Lol! I am old and slow. Let's see if I can figure this out.
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