Sunday, May 8, 2011
Occasionally I need to change a leaking shaft seal on a vehicle or engine. Normally this is a simple job to pry the old seal out and press a new one in. The job is a little harder if it is on something that is not disassembled all the way. With the shaft still in place there is no way to pry the seal out.
A method that I use is to drive two sheet metal screws into the face of the seal. This gives you something to grab onto or pry on. If there is room a small carpenter type claw hammer works great to pull on the screw heads.
I have to give credit to Dave R for showing me this years ago when working on our race car.