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Old 30 Mar 2008, 03:44 pm
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Default Crankshaft Seal Replacement

1998 Honda Civic EX-Automatic 140,000mi.

Went in to replace timing belt, have everything swapped out except for the camshaft and crankshaft seal (which I am replacing). Removed crankshaft seal, and tried to carefully push the new seal in using a thin walled socket that has a similar diameter as the seal. Unfortunately, the inside lip of the seal somehow gets caught on the shaft and is pulled through the center of the seal. The inner lip got cut off when I tried to finish pushing the seal in the bore. There's got to be a "trick" to getting seals like this in without buying expensive equipment that Honda dealers use. Can anyone shed some light on an easy way to get these seals in place without damaging the inner lip?

Thanks for the help!
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Old 04 Apr 2008, 01:21 am
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Default Re: Crankshaft Seal Replacement

I'm surprised at the lack of responses.

I appreciate those that read my post though. I did find out how to easily install the crankshaft seal. You have to install the correct seal. I bought both the cam and crankshaft seals at the same time. Somehow I grabbed the wrong one when I started to install the crankshaft seal. They are virtually identical except for a few small differences. One dead give away, is the cylindrical indentation around the outer surface of the crankshaft seal. This is an indicator that you are working with the crankshaft seal. As I posted above, if you try and use the camshaft seal it will slide over the crankshaft and into the bore. The hole through the center of the camshaft seal seems to have a smaller diameter and a more pliable inner lip. This tends to cause the lip to want to flip over and through the center of the seal as you slide it over the base of the crankshaft. It can be easily damaged. When i get a chance I'll try and post the part numbers for both seals for reference.
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Old 22 Sep 2010, 11:59 pm
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Default Re: Crankshaft Seal Replacement

The cam seal can be pulled by punching 2 small holes through the metal section of the seal, then insert screws to pull the seal out. Be sure to replace the seal on the oil pump pulley too.
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Old 23 Sep 2010, 12:12 am
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Default Re: Crankshaft Seal Replacement

April 2008, dude.

...and that is not a great way to remove a small seal like that. Sounds like a good way to score a crank or cam, though.
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