Toyota Celica 1994-1998 Repair Guide

Crankshaft Seal

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



The front oil seal can be removed from the engine without removing the oil pump.

Pump Installed

See Figure 1

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable from the battery. On vehicles equipped with an air bag, wait at least 90 seconds before proceeding to hinder air bag deployment.
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  3. Remove the timing belt covers and timing belt from the engine.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Using a knife, cut the lip of the seal. With a flat bladed tool, pry it out

  1. Using a puller, remove the front crankshaft gear from the crankshaft. Make sure not to damage any part of the crankshaft.
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  3. Using a knife, cut off the oil seal lip.
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  5. Using a suitable tool, pry out the oil seal. Wrap the edge of the tool with a rag or tape to prevent damaging the crankshaft. Be careful not to damage the crankshaft.
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To install:
  1. Using a new seal, apply a thin layer of liquid sealer to the outside of the seal.
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  3. Apply multi purpose grease to the new oil seal lip.
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  5. Using a oil seal installer and a hammer, tap in the oil seal until its surface is flush with the oil pump body edge.
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  7. Install the timing belt and the timing belt covers.
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  9. Install all other components and then connect the negative battery cable to the battery.
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  11. Start the engine and check for leaks.
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Pump Removed

See Figures 2 and 3

Remove the oil pump. Using a screwdriver and hammer, tap the old oil seal out of the cover. Apply multi purpose grease to the lip of the seal. Using a seal installer, tap the new one into position flush with the pump body edge. Install the oil pump and related components.



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Fig. Fig. 2: Using a screwdriver and hammer, tap the old seal out of the cover



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Fig. Fig. 3: When installing the new seal, tap until the seal is flush with the pump body edge

 
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