[200q20v] Help: crank seal removal without proper tool
brandon at cardinalpartners.com
Mon Feb 12 13:05:34 EST 2001
If I recall, I think I removed the oil pump assembly, and knocked it out
from behind with various punches and chisels. Then seated the new one using
a short pvc pipe, with a large fender washer driven by the crank bolt.
> In a message dated 2/10/01 3:06:13 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> calliope3 at starpower.net writes:
> > I discovered this morning that the tool kit Blau rented to
> me for timing
> > belt replacement included the cam seal removal tool instead of the
> > forward crank shaft seal tool, although the new seal
> itself is correct.
> > For about three hours I've been gingerly drilling, dremeling, and
> > pulling with an awl bent into a hook to no avail. Anyone have any
> > secrets to getting it out? I'm being very careful about
> not doing any
> > damage to the block surface where the seal sits.
> > Please e-mail directly, I am not subscribed at home
> > Thanks
> > Tom F.
> > 200q20V Avant in a million pieces on the garage floor.
> > Feel free to phone if you have the perfect solution:: 202 258 0221
> the bent seal puller works, but is not the most elegant.
> Many local auto parts stores lend or rent pullers; some
> people also have used
> a sheet metal screw after drilling a small pilot hole.
> The seal uses a flexible inner portion along the crank, held
> to the crank
> with a spring. can you pry it out? The seal puller I use
> screws through
> the metal portion, with the threads getting purchase in the
> brass portion of
> the seal; then forces it out by pushing against the crank shaft.
> I did a timing belt on a car with a major gouge from an
> improper seal removal
> tool The gouge was in the block surface; the last mechanic
> used gasket maker
> to seal that portion of the seal (fill the gouge in the
> block). Their
> repair, while not elegant, worked fine, as the seal wasn't leaking...
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