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Front Crankshaft Seal

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Remove the timing belt covers and belt.
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  7. Remove the timing belt pulley using a puller.
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  9. Remove the oil pump bolts and the pump.
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  11. Wrap a suitable prytool with a rag and work the old seal from the oil pump housing.
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To install:

  1. Lubricate the seal lip with clean engine oil and push the seal slightly in by hand.
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  3. Install the seal using a seal installer. Install the seal until it is flush with the oil pump body.
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  5. Install the timing belt.
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  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  9. Start the engine and check for leaks.
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