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I have a ford f-250 with 460 engine. 1983 model and have to replace the front crank seal. how much trouble is it?I already have the radiator off and replacing it.

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  • countryjew Apr 25, 2010

    Can't remove seal from front. this model has a pressed in seal on the back side. Have to remove the cover, then you can replace the seal. Another of Ford's "better" ideas. On GM products you can remove the seal from the front with out going through the trouble with the Ford.

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You'll need to remove the crankshaft pulley and the harmonic balancer, which you'll need a harmonic balancer removal tool. The center bolt is usually on really tight. You can use a seal puller to remove the crankshaft seal from the timing cover.

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