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Old 11-18-2010, 10:25 PM
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Angry front seal drip drip drip .....

changed my oil couple of weeks back. saw a leak in front seal on engine. now it pours. since the balancer and all has to come off should i go ahead and replace the timing chain? (probally never been done)
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Check the balancer first . Remove it and clean up the sealing surface . See if theres a groove where the seal rides . If there is , this is a swing in the dark , get a balancer repair sleeve . It gets loctited to the snout of the balancer where your seal rides . By installling the repair sleeve you give the seal a new surface to ride on . You may still need to replace the seal . The seal could be damaged or hard .
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so i only need the sleeve if the balancer has a groove where the seal rides correct? what about the timing mechanism? while we are that deep should i replace the chain? thanks
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You won't actually be inside the timing cover to replace the seal, so you'd be making extra work for yourself.
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ok. thanks for the info. points for you guys.
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