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1989 honda accord oil leeak cam/crankshaft

Can somebody tell the steps how to remove or replace the cam shaft seal front and rear,do i have to follow any appropiated teps.........

beacause its leakin motor oil from cam shaft or crankshaft it difficult to replace crankshaft seal too.. any steps i should follow....................

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  • George May 11, 2010

    Is oil leaking from Camshaft (top of engine) or Crankshaft (bottom of engine)?



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Camshaft seal must be replaced when the engine is cold. Take off valve cover and then the upper timing cover and take off the camshaft sprocket and the timing belt will come off too. Use a small screw driver to pull the old seal off and then force in the new one. Then pull back the sprocket and timing belt. If the engine is hot, the timing belt will not go back on the sprocket until the engine is totally cool down overnight. Or if you want, you can set the camshaft to TDC and take off the rocker arm assembly, take off the seal and put the new one on and reinstalled the bolts to the rocker arm assembly and then do the valve adjustment. From Sometime mechanic.

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Take valve cover gasket bolt out replace... An when you do the lower crank seal you have to take off oil pan.. Big job but it can be done..

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