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    how to replace cavalier crankshaft oil seal.. front..

    I was wondering what it takes to replace the cavalier crankshaft oil seal.. the front one..

    I recently replaced my crank pulley and now have a small leak from behind the pulley and im blaming it on the crank pulley install which resulted in a bad seal. Is this the most possibly cause?

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    yeah sounds that way.

    1. Remove the crankshaft balancer.
    2. Use a flat bladed tool to remove the seal from the front cover.
      1. Use the J 35268-A in order to install the crankshaft front oil seal to the engine front cover.
      2. Install the crankshaft balancer.
      3. you can probably us a socket turned backward the same out side diameter as the seal to push it in.
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    The crankshaft balancer is just the metal connected behind the pulley correct; It has the indents that need lined up with the crank itself correct?

    Also.. a lot of parts stores do not offer the front seal for the cavalier but if i could get it for the cobalt l61 would it be the safe or is it different? If not any other part i could use instead of ac delco 29616

    To me they would be interchangable seeing that rockauto offers the ac delco 29616 for the 05 cobalt l61 and then they also offer timken 9845 for the 05 cobalt l61
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    and wait.. during the install for my crank pulley.. should I not have been able to see all of the oil sitting in the engine.. is that where the seal is to be.. if so .. then uh.. my car has not had a seal there for more than a year, lol!

    I did have a leak there right after i bought in march of 07 but a cheap no leak oil leak fixer fixed that right up.. but I could see the oil sitting in the engine and everything.. am i not suppose to see that?

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    the seal is in the timing cover set, the seal should be visable as soon as you remove the pulley.

    pulley = balancer
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    well that explains the problem .. a year ago.. and now.. i dont have the seal. Thanks man!

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    I notice there are quite a few seals that are going to fit my crank.. atleast I think so?

    GM-12609467
    AC Delco-296-17
    AC Delco-296-16
    Timken-9845

    GM PARTS PRO ANY HELP HERE, LOL?

    Currently I have an order for the timken 9845; so let me know if that'll be fine?
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    fel-pro number is 95775 for just the seal
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    I went with the timken 9845.. a lot of the fel-pro and ac delco are special order so they take time to get shipped out. The timken should be here thursday? I'm not sure if i'll replace it or not. Right now it's not leaking so i'll keep an eye on it and check the oil level every now n then and if i notice anything I'll change it. I'd rather not mess with something that doesnt need messed with lol.

    Other than the the car runs great.. i can definitely feel more pull especially whenever I get to about 3500 and up. Also has a ton more pull from a moving start.. great mod! easy to do too lol.

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    it keeps stuff out a well as in
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    Oh well then maybe I will! I figure if it's a b lown seal then it'd be coming out as well.

    Thanks for the help !

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    I think you posted in the wrong thread
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