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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-07-2010, 10:47 PM Thread Starter
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front main seal replacment ?!?!?

how do you replace a front main seal on a 3.0L vulcan 2000 taurus... the reason why i am askin for this is because mine is leaking...

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You should be able to change this seal after removing the timing cover from the engine. Check your shop manual.

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i checked all data online and it said to remove only the crank pulley then the seal is right behind that... just wondering but if i did this by myself... how would i stop the engine from moving while taking the pulley off and putting it back on...?

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leave the sparkplugs in the engine, that will keep the crankshaft steady.
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Method 1: Impact wrench

Method 2: Breaker bar and socket on balancer bolt. Rest breaker bar on something solid (subframe, etc) toward front of car. Disable ignition (pull coil wire). Crank engine. Bolt will come loose. Done this many times with great success.

Even with plugs in, a wrench on the bolt will turn the engine over before the bolt breaks free.

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thank you guys for the help!!!

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another question how do you remove the pulley from the crank shaft...? do i need a special tool to remove it...?

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what can cause this problem to occur? could it be from a plugged oil return hole?

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Wear, dirty oil or plugged PCV system will make them leak.

To pull the pulley off get a steering wheel puller you can rent from the auto parts store.

Make sure you have something the right size to press the new seal in with. PCV pipe or fittings can usually be used to find the correct size.

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