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Old 01-29-2013, 06:00 PM
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98 Tahoe 5.7 votec front crank seal leak?

I need to repair this front seal leak and am trying to plan for this repair.
So a few questions:
Will the original 1998 plastic timing cover be re-usable and can I remove it and press the new seal into it without damage? Or do I need to order a timing cover ect before I start?
Will I be able to lower the oil pan enough to make the change without creating additional leaks there?

I'm thinking: remove water pump, lower oil pan, 3 slot harmonic balancer puller to remove the balancer, unbolt timing cover and remove - Correct?
Just trying to do this within one day. I need this vehicle on the road within a day.
As always, thanks for any help!!!
Mike
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