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I need to remove my front seal ( crankshaft) possibly without any fancy tools?

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Pulling and replacing a main seal on a crank cannot be done without "fancy" tools. If you go to www.autozone.com and make a free account and then put in the make and model and year, you will be able to access the free online repair guides. Also if there is an autoparts chain near you, you can rent those fancy tools.

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You need crankshaft pulley tool and a crankshaft seal remover tool, need torque wrench.basic mechanic wrench set standard and metric sockets and open box end wrenches.

Posted on Dec 05, 2012

Need crank shaft pulley puller for your style pulley

Check online tool suppliers

Posted on Dec 05, 2012

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SOURCE: 95 buick lesabre crankshaft pulley removal

i had used three bolts they have to be 6mm thik and like about 6 inches long then you install some flat washers by the head and use a regular crank pulley remover, you'll see three little holes inside the groevs at front side of pulley and there is where you install the bolts

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SOURCE: 1994 f150 rear main seal leaking.

This is not possible. If you do end up putting a seal in, make sure that you pack grease around the girdle spring so that when you tap it in, the spring does not pop out.

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SOURCE: Need the tool to take the crankshaft off of a 2002 Dodge Stratus

I think you mean the harmonic balancer, which is the pulley mounted at the front of the crankshaft. (You need to remove the engine and all of the pistons to remove the crankshaft itself.) Check your local parts store for a harmonic balancer puller -- I got one from NAPA for about $75 that allowed me to pull the balancer without removing the radiator/condenser.

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SOURCE: Rear Crankshaft oil seal

ref rear main oil seal pre size tool needed to fit seal this beds the seal into housing should be no need to trim ends fit rear main cap fit seal housing loose fit tool lubricate seal revolve anticlockwise nip seal cap screws a bit at a time keep well lubricated seal will then find its correct position and sit flush

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SOURCE: how to replace Honda front Crankshaft Seal

Have to take off the crankshaft pulley to get at the Crankshaft Seal.

Use a hooked seal remover to dig in and pull the seal out without damaging sealing surfaces.

Posted on Jul 21, 2010

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How do you remove the crankshaft dumper pully?


Published: 11-May-2011
Engine - V8 4.4L Petrol - Crankshaft Pulley
In-vehicle Repair
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303-191-04
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303-1100-01 Removal
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
    For additional information, refer to: Specifications (414-00 Battery and Charging System - General Information, Specifications).
  1. WARNING: Do not work on or under a vehicle supported only by a jack. Always support the vehicle on safety stands. Raise and support the vehicle.
  1. Remove the accessory drive belt.
    For additional information, refer to: Accessory Drive Belt (303-05B Accessory Drive - V8 4.4L Petrol, Removal and Installation).

  1. Remove the cooling fan shroud.
    • Release 2 clips from the cooling fan lower shroud.
    • Release and remove the cooling fan lower shroud from the cooling pack.

  1. Using the special tools, retain the crankshaft pulley.
  1. CAUTION: Under no circumstances should the crankshaft setting peg, 303-645, be used in the following operations, to restrain the crankshaft. NOTE: The crankshaft pulley retaining bolt will be very tight.
    Remove the crankshaft pulley retaining bolt.
    • Discard the bolt.
  1. Remove the special tools.

  1. Using the special tools, remove the crankshaft pulley.
    • Collect the locking ring.
  1. Remove the special tools from the crankshaft pulley.

  1. Using the special tool, remove the crankshaft front seal.
    • Remove the outer section of the seal.
    • Repeat the process to remove the inner section of seal.
  1. Check the crankshaft damper pulley and locking ring for damage.
Installation
  1. Clean all the crankshaft pulley mating faces.

  1. Using the special tools, install the crankshaft front seal.
    • Lubricate the seal with clean engine oil.
    • Use the discarded crankshaft bolt with the service tool.
  1. Install the crankshaft pulley.
    • Lubricate the seal with clean engine oil.
  1. Install the crankshaft pulley locking ring.
  1. CAUTION: The screw thread in the crankshaft pulley must be cleaned out before installing a new crankshaft pulley bolt. Install, but do not tighten, the new crankshaft pulley bolt.
  1. CAUTION: Under no circumstances should the crankshaft setting peg, 303-645, be used in the following operations, to restrain the crankshaft. Using the special tools, retain the crankshaft pulley.
    • Tighten the crankshaft pulley bolt to 380 Nm (280 lb.ft).
  1. Remove the special tools.
  1. Install the cooling fan lower shroud.
  1. Install the accessory drive belt.
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  1. Connect the battery ground cable.
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Front seal replacement


Hi No Name, The most likely place of the leakage on your car is the front crankshaft oil seal. The oil pan (sump) is fitted with silicon from a tube as the gasket. It rarely leaks unless someone has broken the seal, which is difficult and usually needs a special tool for removal. To replace it you'll need to disconnect the battery, remove the PK (Serpentine) belt and the power steering pump belt and the front engine mounting (Front of the engine but fitted onto the side of the body) Next remove the crank shaft pulley, (a difficult part of the job, made easier if the starter motor is removed and a dog tooth tool is bolted into the most suitable starter motor attachment bolt holes, the dog tooth is used to lock the flywheel while removing the crankshaft bolt holding the pulley (which is torqued to 76 nm when re-fitting. Use a puller to remove the pulley from the crankshaft and then remove the ten mm bolts holding the two parts of the timing belt cover. Set the engine to T.D.C (Top Dead Center) and look for the match marks for re-timing the engine when refitting the timing belt. Once alignment has been achieved release the bolt holding the tensioner bearing and push it all the way open, releasing all tension from the timing belt and remove the timing belt. The oil seal can now be removed from its housing. Fit a replacement oil seal smearing a light coating of grease on the seal lip. Press evenly into place, making sure of an even flush fit. Replace the timing belt with a new belt, Re-align the belt so that the match marks align precisely to those on the gears by fitting and adjusting on the straight side of the belt. Once correctly fitted, gently release the tensioner bearing until it comes into full contact with the belt and hand tighten the fixing bolt and then loosen half one turn. Remove the dog tooth tool. Screw in the crankshaft pulley bolt and apply enough force to take up slack and tighten the tensioner. Remove the crankshaft bolt and then reassemble opposite to disassembly. Remember to refit the dog tooth for re-tightening the crankshaft bolt.

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How do I replace the front seal on a 2000 cadillac catera


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How to repair front crankshaft seal leaks oil


Need to get at the crankshaft seal, usually by removing the crankshaft pulley and using a seal remover to take out the old seal, then put a new seal in.

Here are some instructions on how to do the 'rear' seal:
Rear Main Seal Removal & Installation 2.4L, 3.3L & 3.8L Engines To Remove:
  1. Remove the transaxle and flexplate. CAUTION
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CAUTION
Smooth any burr or rough edge on the crankshaft with 400 grit sandpaper to prevent seal damage during installation.
NOTE: When installing seal, no lube on seal is needed.
  1. Place special tool 6926-1 seal guide or equivalent on crankshaft.
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I need but cant find a Chilton manual for my 1995 tercel. All I find are up to 1994. 1995 was the first year of the fifth generation Tercel so I doubt 94 would work. I need to find something so I can...


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How to replace Honda front Crankshaft Seal


Have to take off the crankshaft pulley to get at the Crankshaft Seal.

Use a hooked seal remover to dig in and pull the seal out without damaging sealing surfaces.

Jul 20, 2010 | 1995 Honda Accord

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I would like to know where the crankshaft gasket is? I have a 1994 dodge spirit, a 6 cyl. How hard is it for me to replace the gasket?


3.3L and 3.8L Engines
  1. Raise and safely support the front of the vehicle on jackstands.
  2. Remove the right front wheel and inner splash shield.
  3. Remove the accessory drive belt from the engine.
  4. Remove the center bolt of the crankshaft pulley.
  5. Using a claw-type gear puller, remove the crankshaft pulley from the crankshaft. When using the puller, make certain that the claws are situated on the inner section of the pulley. If the claws are used on the outer section of the pulley, the pulley will be damaged.
  6. Use tool C-4991 or the equivalent to remove the oil seal from the timing chain cover. Make certain not to damage the crankshaft seal surface of the cover. Fig. 10: Use a claw-type gear puller to remove the crankshaft pulley/damper — 3.3L and 3.8L engines 86723231.gif
    Fig. 11: Use the seal remover tool C-4991 to remove the crankshaft oil seal — 3.3L and 3.8L engines 86723230.gif
    To install:
  7. Install the new seal by using tool C-4992 or the equivalent. Place the seal into the opening with the seal spring towards the inside of the engine. Install the seal until flush with the cover.
  8. To install the crankshaft pulley to the crankshaft a 5.9 in. (150mm) long bolt, a thrust bearing and washer, and plate L-4524 or equivalent.
    1. Tap the crankshaft pulley onto the crankshaft with a rubber or plastic mallet making sure to hit the pulley on the center portion.
    2. Once the pulley is started onto the crankshaft, install a nut the thrust bearing and washer, and the plate L-4524 onto the bolt.
    3. Thread the bolt into the end of the crankshaft and screw it in at least 2 or 3 complete turns.
    4. Tighten down on the nut on the bolt to slowly press the pulley onto the crankshaft until completely seated.
    5. Remove the bolt, nut, washer and thrust bearing, and plate L-4524 from the crankshaft. Fig. 12: Installing the crankshaft pulley — 3.3L and 3.8L engines 86723229.gif

  9. Install the center crankshaft pulley bolt and tighten it to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  10. Install the accessory drive belt and tighten by following the instructions in Section 1.
  11. Install the splash shield and front wheel.
  12. Lower the vehicle to the ground.

Jul 16, 2010 | 1994 Dodge Spirit

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Front crankshaft seal, 1989 hilux


Hello,

Yes, it's possible to change the seal after removing the balancer.
If the balancer shows signs of scratching, wear at the place of the seal, change that part too!

To remove the old seal, drill 2 small opposite holes in the seal flange ( there is metal in it ).
Screw 2 (parker) screws in the holes, so you can pull the seal out gently.
Grease the new seals' inner race, and put some sealant paste to the external race.
Push it back in place with a wooden piece ( drill a hole in the center for the crankshaft end )
Grease the outher race of the balancer. This will help the seal come gently into place.

Good luck!

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