REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
The front oil seal can be removed from the engine without removing the oil pump.Pump Installed
See Figure 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.
- Remove the timing belt covers and timing belt from the engine.
- Using a puller, remove the front crankshaft gear from the crankshaft. Make sure not to damage any part of the crankshaft.
- Using a knife, cut off the oil seal lip.
- 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.
- Using a new seal, apply a thin layer of liquid sealer to the outside of the seal.
- Apply multi purpose grease to the new oil seal lip.
- Using a oil seal installer and a hammer, tap in the oil seal until its surface is flush with the oil pump body edge.
- Install the timing belt and the timing belt covers.
- Install all other components and then connect the negative battery cable to the battery.
- Start the engine and check for leaks.
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.