I am looking for info and/or advice on replacing the front crank seal (not the front cover gasket). I am trying to eliminate potential leaks and this is the next step.
My first question is tools...do I need the factory tools? It seems that if I put the RR in gear, the crankshaft will not turn and I should be able to break the bolt loose (good so far?). I assume that a large breaker bar will be necessary to break the bolt loose.
Next, do I need that same tool to remove the pulley or can I use a two-arm gear puller? Obvoiusly I do not want to destroy anything in the process.
Once I get the pulley off, the manual refers to one tool to remove the old seal and another tool to install the new one. The new seal has not arrived, so this may be obvious once I get the part. Again, I do not want to tear anything up.
Final question, can I just do as above and leave the RR in gear, use a large breaker bar, and put the 200lb-ft of torque on the bolt to reinstall?
I am sure that I am not the first to try this...As always, thanks for the help.