Volkswagen Golf/Jetta 2 manual

Oil seals - renewal
Engine repair procedures - 1.6 and 1.8 litre 8 valve / Oil seals - renewal


Note: The following procedures were all carried out with the engine in the vehicle Crankshaft seals
Flywheel/driveplate end
1 On manual gearbox models, remove the clutch and pressure plate. On automatic transmission models, remove the transmission then unbolt the driveplate from the crankshaft, noting the location of the spacer and shim(s).

2 Carefully prise out the oil seal with a screwdriver or strong wire and wipe clean the recess (see illustration).

20.2 Flywheel end crankshaft oil seal components
20.2 Flywheel end crankshaft oil seal components

1 Intermediate plate 2 Bolt
3 Oil seal
4 Sealing ring (not fitted to all models)

3 Fill the space between the lips of the new seal with multi-purpose grease, then drive it squarely into the housing using a block of wood or suitable metal tubing. If at all possible, use VW fitting sleeve No. 2003 to avoid damage to the oil seal lip.

4 Refit the driveplate or clutch.

Timing belt end
5 Remove the alternator, together with its drivebelt.

6 Remove the timing belt cover and timing belt, ensuring that the timing marks are correctly aligned.

7 Unscrew the bolt from the front of the crankshaft, withdraw the pulley and sprocket and remove the Woodruff key. On manual gearbox models, if the belt is difficult to loosen, have an assistant engage top gear and apply the brakes. On automatic transmission models, remove the starter model and restrain the driveplate ring gear with a suitable lever.

8 Prise out the oil seal or extract it with VW tool No. 2085, then wipe clean the recess (see illustration).

20.8 VW tool 2085 for removing crankshaft oil seal (timing belt end) and
20.8 VW tool 2085 for removing crankshaft oil seal (timing belt end) and camshaft oil seal

9 Fill the space between the lips of the new seal with multi-purpose grease, then drive it squarely into the housing using a block of wood or suitable metal tubing. If available use VW fitting sleeve No. 3083.

10 The remaining refitting procedure is a reversal of removal. Ensure that the timing marks are aligned before refitting the timing belt and tensioning it.

Camshaft front seal
11 Remove the alternator together with its drivebelt.

12 Remove the timing belt cover and timing belt, ensuring that the timing marks are correctly aligned.

13 Hold the camshaft sprocket stationary with a screwdriver inserted through one of its holes, then unscrew the bolt and remove the washer, sprocket and Woodruff key.

14 Prise out the oil seal or alternatively, extract it with VW tool No. 2085, then wipe clean the recess.

15 Fill the space between the lips of the new seal with multi-purpose grease, then drive it squarely into the cylinder head using a block of wood or suitable metal tubing. If available, use VW fitting sleeve No. 10-203.

16 The remaining refitting procedure is a reversal of removal. Ensure that the timing marks are aligned before refitting the timing belt and tensioning it.

Intermediate shaft seal
17 Remove the alternator together with its drivebelt.

18 Remove the timing belt cover and timing belt, ensuring that the timing marks are correctly aligned.

19 Hold the intermediate shaft sprocket stationary with a screwdriver inserted through one of its holes, then unscrew the bolt and remove the washer, sprocket and Woodruff key.

20 Renew the oil seal.

21 The remaining refitting procedure is a reversal of removal. Ensure that the timing marks are aligned before refitting the timing belt and tensioning it.


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