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How can i replaced camshaft seal

With out moving camshaft from the vehicle to it is possible?

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Yes it is possible but if you are not mechanically minded and have the tools it will be safer to get a service centre to do the job. If you have a timing belt , a good mechanic will recommend a new belt and you would be well advised to take his advice as any oil will destroy a rubber timing belt.

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Oil leak

You have to differentiate whether the oil leak is from the engine or the tranny. After determining where the source, you must isolate the specific area; timing belt area, the middle-between the engine and the tranny. This can be cheaply determine by placing white piece of paper underneath the engine and observe the droppings of oil. Oil leak repair can be costly-especially an oil starved engine, so isolating the source is essential and tear-down might required.
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The camshaft seal from dealership is too small in diameter, allowing oil to sling out around the outside groove. The seal is "OEM". It is the 2.5 four cylinder, 1989 Dodge Spirit. Aftermarket...

May have to add some blue rtv to the seal, allowing to dry before assembling, but this seal, depending on whether metal rotates or moves around it, may need to have the adjacent parts replaced with new metal parts to make the oem or aftermarket seal work right.

Unfortunately, the metal may have a defect in it causing the camshaft seal to leak.

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either the cam seals are leaking or the valve cover gasket is leaking into the timing cover. maybe even head gasket... but in most of the cases like oil leaking from behind the timing cover the camshaft seal is the faulty .and replacing the camshaft solves the problem. no its not a costly part to be replaced. you can get it from a local car repair tech or from service center.they also deal in parts. This will help. Thanks please keep updated.please please do rate the solution positively .thank you for using fixya

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