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Front Crank Seal
Gary S Offline
Administrator
#1
I think I have traced my oil leak to the front crank seal. Is it possible to replace this seal with the engine in the car and if you can, what has to be removed in order to do so?
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1987 Turbocoupe
168,000 Miles
5 Speed
Black w/Raven Interior
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RDOG Offline
Posting Freak
#2
I am in the process of doing mine. I had to loosen all belts. Then remove crank pulley and water pump pulley. Next came timing cover and timing belt. The crank gear I removed with a big screwdriver turning crank and prying gently. I got to all the main goodies from the top and the pulley stuff from underneath. Just used my trusty 3 ton jack and my stands. I used seal kit TCS 45107 from autozone. They tried to sell me the crank seal separate for $59 special order, but the whole kit with gaskets and all cost $9.99 Just need to figure out now how to put the seal back in. I am thinking a huge socket.

[This message has been edited by RDOG (edited 08-05-2005).]
1986 Turbo Coupe. Boport StageIII head, Boport 2.1, Performance Techniques 50 trim hybird, StageII.63, stinger 3" exhaust, Phenolic spacer, Boglog header,NPR FMIC intercooler setup, kirban fpr, bigrmotorsports fuel rail, diablo water meth kit, CAI, remote mount TFI, CHE rear adj control arms, MAC girdle, 8.8 rear disc, aluminum drive shaft, H&R lowerings springs Tbird Turbo Specific, y MAS!!
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PetzJC Offline
Senior Member
#3
To get to the front seal, remove the serpentine belts, drivers side idler tension pully, timing cover, timing belt, crankshaft pully, and the timing belt guard. Fairly straight forward....

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88 Silver T/C, original owner, 263,000 miles.
Loaded with everything except leather & auto trans.
K&N, Gillis(18 psi), SVO roller #1, big SS valves, ported intake, head, & exhaust.
Short block & turbo original/untouched.
Spec-II/III combo clutch assembly.
Polyurethane bushings throughout, Goodyear GT-HR 235/55R16's.
Former owner of 88 Silver T/C, loaded (except leather & A/T), original owner, 294,815 miles!!!
K&N, Gillis(18 psi), SVO roller #1, big SS valves, ported intake, head, & exhaust.
Short block & turbo original/untouched, spec-II/III clutch combo.
Polyurethane bushings throughout, Goodyear GT-HR 235/55R16
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tps87turbo Offline
Posting Freak
#4
Gary, the crank seal is the same as the cam & aux shaft seal, so installing it should be the same. while you have the timeing cover off, you may want to check & install the other two if they are original.

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