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Old 03-10-2007, 06:35 PM   #1
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Is there any DIY for the Front crankshaft seal?
How much is involved or is it better to let the shop do it?

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Old 03-10-2007, 07:38 PM   #2
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Hi,
Is there any DIY for the Front crankshaft seal?
How much is involved or is it better to let the shop do it?

Thanks.
Should be pretty straight forward. Only thing you might have a hard time doing is meeting the required torque spec of putting the bolt back on I beleive it's a little over 300 ft/lbs I think somewhere like 320 ft/lb.

Other than that, it should go something like this:

1. Remove fan shroud and fan if applicable.
2. Remove Belts
3. Remove Crankshaft Pulley
4. Remove old seal (Be careful not to marr the edges where the seal seats)
5. Put in New Seal

And everything else would be reverse of removal.

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Old 03-10-2007, 11:29 PM   #3
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Should be pretty straight forward. Only thing you might have a hard time doing is meeting the required torque spec of putting the bolt back on I beleive it's a little over 300 ft/lbs I think somewhere like 320 ft/lb.

Other than that, it should go something like this:

1. Remove fan shroud and fan if applicable.
2. Remove Belts
3. Remove Crankshaft Pulley
4. Remove old seal (Be careful not to marr the edges where the seal seats)
5. Put in New Seal

And everything else would be reverse of removal.

JAred

Thanks.
I might try it myself but which one is "crankshaft pulley"???
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Old 03-13-2007, 12:12 AM   #4
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I might try it myself but which one is "crankshaft pulley"???

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The one on the bottom of the engine the largest pulley held in by the 22mm bolt.

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Old 03-13-2007, 08:37 PM   #6
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Make sure you clean the engine surface, and also I beleive this is a dry seal so keep it clean and make sure it sits, and coat the actual sealing side with some oil before installing.

Dry side touches engine
sealing side touches crankshaft
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I know this is an old thread...but did you ever get that bolt off? I used a 850 ft lb impact wrench, and couldn't budge it. I'm assuming it is a left hand thread, but I tried it both ways.
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