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Old 08-11-2010, 11:57 AM
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02 F4i, got oil leaking from the shift shaft, i ordered the oil seal...has anybody replaced this? how difficult/easy was it? any tips would be great as i have not done this before.
 
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Old 08-11-2010, 12:36 PM
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r u sure its oil leaking, and not just chain lube/road debris slopping around?
 
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Old 08-11-2010, 01:02 PM
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yes, i am sure.....not alot..but enough to notice.
 
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Never heard of one going bad before....hopefully you can install it without removing the shaft, like a pinion seal on a car.

Hopefully its time for a oil change too.

Maybe you could pry the old one out with a fine tipped screwdriver then tap the new one one with a deep socket.
 

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Old 08-11-2010, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Sick97SS View Post
Never heard of one going bad before....hopefully you can install it without removing the shaft, like a pinion seal on a car.

Hopefully its time for a oil change too.

Maybe you could pry the old one out with a fine tipped screwdriver then tap the new one one with a deep socket.
that's what i was hoping for..we'll see and maybe somebody will chime in to confirm this.
 
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i changed mine bc it was leaking. it was really easy. i took a small flat head screw driver a got the old one out. wiped the shaft with a rag and put in the new seal...really easy
 
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Old 08-11-2010, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by jam0837 View Post
i changed mine bc it was leaking. it was really easy. i took a small flat head screw driver a got the old one out. wiped the shaft with a rag and put in the new seal...really easy
YES!!!...thanks JAM0837, just what i wanted to hear...its a $4.00 part....and i know the dealership will charge at least 1/2 hr for it...save me some money diy
 

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good to know...thanks!
 
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by jam0837 View Post
i changed mine bc it was leaking. it was really easy. i took a small flat head screw driver a got the old one out. wiped the shaft with a rag and put in the new seal...really easy
I know this thread is ancient but a friend of mine is having the same problem and i was just curious, do you have to take the cover off to replace the seal?
 
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