Removal & Installation
The front oil seal can be removed from the engine without removing the oil pump.
- Disconnect the negative battery cable from the battery. On vehicles equipped with an air bag, wait at least 90 seconds before proceeding.
- Remove the front covers and the timing belt.
Remove the crankshaft timing belt sprocket.
WARNINGWhen removing the front seal, be extremely careful not to damage the crankshaft.
- Using a knife, cut off the oil seal lip.
- Tape the end of a flat bladed tool to avoid damaging crankshaft. Pry out the oil seal using the taped end of the tool.
- Inspect the oil seal riding surface on the crankshaft for signs of wear or damage.
- Wipe the seal bore with a clean rag.
- Apply multipurpose grease the lip of a new oil seal.
- Drive the oil seal into place using tool SST 09309-37010 or an equivalent seal installer tool. Make sure the seal surface is flush with the oil pump case edge. Work from the front of the cover. Be extremely careful not to damage the seal.
- Install the sprocket without disturbing the Woodruff key.
- Install the timing belt and front covers.
- Connect the negative battery cable to the battery.
- Start the engine and check for leaks.