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post #1 of 6 Old 04-02-2018, 12:46 AM Thread Starter
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Arrow Replacing the clutch push rod and oil seal

So, the clutch pushrod broke, part #15

So I will replace it, and I would like to replace the oil seal, part #23

Any suggestion on how to get the old seal out and the new seal in without damaging it? I'm guessing some of you have done this before.

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post #2 of 6 Old 04-02-2018, 01:32 AM
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You can use a hook tool and pull it out, use a mini-lady's foot prybar and pry it out from the center, or using an ice-pick tool punch a small hole in the area of the seal between the outer sealing lip and the side wall. Screw a small sheet metal scre into the hole 2 threads and pull the seal out with a pair of pliers or a wire cutter. Install with a socket just slightly small than the outside diameter of the new seal, and using an extension, tap the seal in with a small hammer. Lubricate the inner sealing lip, but not the outer diameter of the seal. You could also place the old seal in front of the new seal to prevent damage to the new seal before you tap it in.
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post #4 of 6 Old 04-02-2018, 09:33 AM
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My 07 SV had the same setup. There is a plate which covers the seal area, and I was able to remove only the rear and bottom bolts, pull the plate out from the bottom just enough to get my thumb up inside, and push the new seal into place. (The front bolt on that plate was partly hidden by the alternator cover, and I was looking for a shortcut.) Removed the old seal with a hook, it wasn't too tight.
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^^^That's what I did. Bent the retainer plate out a little bit to get my right angle scribe in the seal popped it out and the new one in pushed in easy. Bent the retaining plate back and bolted it back together. I replaced my countershaft seal at the same time I was in there because it was a little leaky as well.

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post #6 of 6 Old 04-02-2018, 10:56 PM
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That one semi hidden 10mm is a bitch! I ground down a 1/4" 10mm socket to fit, can't think of anything else that would work.

As far as the seal itself, easy peasy. Just insert the pushrod barely into the seal use it as a lever to pop it out. It's held in with almost zero pressure, doesn't take much. Put some oil on the new one and push it in with your fingers.

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