Originally Posted by terpsfan98
Thanks for the response! That doesn't sound too hard to replace the seal. I have not pulled off the harmonic balancer or the crank sprocket yet. How difficult is that to do? I assume you need to lock the crank in place somehow to loosen the nut that holds the sprocket on. My camshaft locking tool is a homemade wooden one so I doubt it will withstand the stress of trying to get the crank sprocket off. Is there another way to lock the crank in place? What is the harmonic balancer?
Sorry on the late response...
What I used to hold the sprockets in place was a strap wrench. Kind of like an oil filter wrench but with an adjustable rubber strap, they have them on any auto parts store. You torque one way with the wrench while (preferably a helper) holds the sprocket in place with the strap wrench... Eventually the nut will give.
The harmonic balancer is the "gear" that goes in front of the crankshaft, where the accessories belts run off of.