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Old 12-12-2012, 08:00 AM   #1
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Sprung a leak!

So i noticed around the crank pulley (harmonic balancer) on my car its starting to leak a little oil around the back side of it i can see it on the block and on the pulley its not a bad leak but its still a leak is there a seal there that i need to replace or how do i stop it? Is this common or no? THANKS!
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Front seal went bad. No simple fix that I know of, but someone may.
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What i thought, so i cant take the cover off that covers the timing chains and get to it to replace it?
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Its kind of a big ordeal. Its in the plate behind the timing cover. If I remember right you'll have to pull the oil pan too.
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So i noticed around the crank pulley (harmonic balancer) on my car its starting to leak a little oil around the back side of it i can see it on the block and on the pulley its not a bad leak but its still a leak is there a seal there that i need to replace or how do i stop it? Is this common or no? THANKS!
It's not a big deal. The guide pin on the crankshaft needs a dab of RTV. Pull the HB, remove old RTV buildup without unseating the pin (for lack of actual name), dab RTV it and reseat the HB. If it leaks again use a bigger dab. The timing cover seal only seal the outside of the balancer shaft. The pin is on the inside diameter of the shaft.
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