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Re: Front main seal leaking
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Posted by Justin VanAbrahams [Email] (#32) [Profile/Gallery] (more from Justin VanAbrahams) on Thu, 2 May 2019 07:50:32 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Front main seal leaking, 02Pilot, Thu, 2 May 2019 06:31:32
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Definitely a lot of secondary jobs when you go after that FMS... and IMHO I would include the hoses to and from the rack. It's about $60 worth of hoses, and they're always in sad shape. :)

The seal itself is pretty straightforward. Elring for sure, and I think Corteco as well, are fully-coated and a bit easier to install. Elring is OE IIRC. SKF and Timken are not fully coated and a bit more difficult to install. But, you have the oil pump housing in your hand, so neither are *that* tough.

I wouldn't personally plan on replacing the pulley - check it out once it's in your hand. The factory pulley is probably a higher quality than anything you can buy today.

I thought '89s should still be a Hall-Effect sensor in the distributor... the CPS didn't show up until '91.

The job is not awful, but not fun. Although I recently learned it's quite easy if there is no cylinder head on the engine. :) You can even do the steering rack from the top at that point!

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