GM Corvette 1984-1996 Repair Guide

Front Cover Oil Seal

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REPLACEMENT



5.7L (VIN 8) Engine

See Figure 1

cover removed
  1. Remove the front cover from the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Use a suitable tool to pry the oil seal out of the cover from the front, being very careful not to damage the cover.
  4.  

To install:
  1. Support the rear of the cover at the seal area.
  2.  
  3. Install the seal using tool J 35468 or equivalent front cover aligner and oil seal installer, so that the open end of the seal is toward the inside of the cover.
  4.  
  5. Install the front cover in the vehicle.
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Fig. Fig. 1: You must use the suitable tool to drive the seal into the front cover-5.7L (VIN 8) engine

cover installed
  1. Remove the crankshaft (torsional) damper.
  2.  
  3. Use a suitable tool to pry the oil seal out of the cover from the front, being very careful not to damage the cover.
  4.  

To install:
  1. Install the seal using tool J 35468 or equivalent front cover aligner and oil seal installer, so that the open end of the seal is toward the inside of the cover.
  2.  

5.7L (VIN J) Engine

See Figures 2 and 3

  1. Disconnect the battery negative cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the timing chain front cover assembly.
  4.  
  5. Remove the seal from the front cover using J-29077-A or equivalent seal remover tool.
  6.  
  7. Thoroughly clean the cylinder case, front cover and water pump sealing surfaces.
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