Volkswagen Golf/Jetta 2 manual

Crankshaft oil seals - renewal
Engine repair procedures - 1.05 and 1.3 litre pre August 1985 / Crankshaft oil seals - renewal


Front seal
1 Remove the crankshaft sprocket.

2 If available, use VW tool 2085 to remove the seal from the oil pump housing. Removal of the seal with the engine and oil pump in position in the vehicle can prove difficult without the special tool. In this instance, an alternative method is to drill two holes, diagonally opposed to each other in the seal, insert two self-tapping screws and then pull on the screws using grips to withdraw the seal. If using this method, care must be taken not to drill into the housing.

3 If the oil pump is removed from the engine, the seal can be prised out and a new item fitted - see illustration 31.1.

4 Clean the recess in the oil pump.

5 Smear a little clean engine oil on the lip and outer edge of the new seal, then fit it with VW tool 10-203 or by tapping it in with a suitable metal tube .

6 Refit the crankshaft sprocket.

Rear seal
7 Remove the flywheel.

Method 1
8 Drill two diagonally opposite holes in the seal. Insert two self-tapping screws and pull out the seal with grips.

9 Clean the recess in the housing.

10 Smear a little clean engine oil on the lip and outer edge of the new seal then tap it into the housing using a suitable metal tube 11 Refit the flywheel.

Method 2
12 Remove the sump.

13 Unscrew the bolts and withdraw the housing from the dowels on the cylinder block. Remove the gasket (see illustrations).

14.13a Withdrawing crankshaft rear oil seal housing . . .
14.13a Withdrawing crankshaft rear oil seal housing . . .

14.13b . . . and gasket
14.13b . . . and gasket

14 Support the housing and drive out the oil seal (see illustration).

14.14 Remove crankshaft rear oil seal from housing
14.14 Remove crankshaft rear oil seal from housing

15 Clean the recess in the housing.

16 Smear a little clean engine oil on the lip and outer edge of the new seal then tap it into the housing using a block of wood (see illustration).

14.16 Installing new crankshaft rear oil seal
14.16 Installing new crankshaft rear oil seal

17 Clean the mating faces then refit the housing, together with a new gasket, and tighten the bolts evenly in diagonal sequence.

18 Refit the sump and flywheel.


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