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Old 03-08-2004, 18:24   #1 (permalink)
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Front crankshaft seal

Has anyone done a front crankshaft seal on an EA.
I don't want to start the job if it is beyond a DIY kind of job.
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Re: Front crankshaft seal

You should be able to do it at home. I have never done a Falcon one but from what I can tell you just have to remove the fan + coupling (can be difficult), fan shroud, water pump pulley and vibration damper. Then wedge the new one out with a screwdriver. Be careful on this bit because, as tough as they are, a crankshaft is like butter if you slip with the screwdriver, and once they are scratched they will leak alot more oil. Take your time getting it out. Then it's just a matter of tapping the new one in evenly, flush with the block.

Note that I have never done a Falcon one, but I've done many of them on other cars. Someone correct me if I'm wrong here.

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Re: Front crankshaft seal

I usually do them on motors out of the car.
However, on the couple of motors I've done in the car, I've found that you need to pull the radiator. Then you have room to get in with a puller - *never* been able to get it off with a screwdriver! Some engines you can, that's easy, but typically not a Ford

Definitely a DIY job, buy a $30 puller from Supercrap it's all you'll ned as a home mechanic. You'll use it once and then probably lose all the bits anyway :) Good excuse to change the coolant in any case.

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Yeah that job usually goes well with a coolant flush. It's pretty tricky getting them out with a screwdriver but if you're patient it can be done. Just be very careful not to scratch the crankshaft.
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Hehe tricky allright, I was trying once + bent me screwdriver. Tried a 4-foot crowbar (didn't care about the motor) still couldn't do it Very tight these things are!

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