[V8] TB /stuck on replacing seals

dsaad@icehouse.net dsaad at icehouse.net
Wed Oct 12 10:58:36 EDT 2005

I don't think I would try the long bolt method for fear of damaging the soft
metal cover behind the gear. Either get the correct puller called out in the
manual, or use a generic one.


Quoting Kneale Brownson <kneale at coslink.net>:

> The timing belt pulley on the crankshaft is supposed to come off with the
> vibration damper.  Reinsert the bolts holding the damper to the pulley.  If
> the assembly doesn't come off with a little finger tugging,  put the crank
> bolt back in a couple turns loose from tight, remove two of the pulley
> bolts from opposing "corners",  insert longer ones that pass through some
> heavy flat steel that has a sizeable threaded hole in the middle for a bolt
> that can push on the crank bolt to loosen the assembly.  Or use puller 3198
> in place of the shop-made tool
> http://www.thepartsbin.com/cartools/speciality_tools-vibration_damper_puller
> -d.html
> At 11:16 PM 10/11/2005 -0600, John Dodd wrote:
> >I managed to put a new water pump in (Graf) and I'm stuck at the
> >"replacing of seals " stage.
> >1. I cannot remove the small sprocket  that holds the vibration dampener
> >to change the crank seal. It has some green stuff on it so it must be
> >some loctite product.
> >    The manual does not mention removing the sprocket just the seal
> >using some special tool.
> >
> >2. I removed the sprocket from the oil pump (not sure if it's necessary
> >) and pulled out the 3 bolts holding the pump bearing. Is there a seal
> >behind the bearing ?
> >    thanks
> >John
> >
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