Sun Jul 18, 2004 8:19 am

I was wondering how hard is it to take the front crank pulley off and replace that seal. Also where can I get that seal at. Thanks

Sun Jul 18, 2004 9:03 am

If you will search the archives you will find some very good threads on removing the crankshaft pulley (most difficult part of the job). I believe that if you go to Rudi's website and look under tips and tricks you may also find a procedure. The seal can be bought at most auto parts stores, but I would reccomend getting one from your local dealer, or on line from The IH one will come with a wear sleeve to put on the pulley in case it has wear grooves on it.

Front Crank Seal

Mon Jul 19, 2004 8:13 pm


I did this job on my '48 Cub a couple of months ago. Like John said, the hardest part is removing the pulley. If you still need some help, send me your email address and I will forward a written procedure with photos.

Bill V in Md

Tue Jul 20, 2004 10:14 am

Pulled mine this morning in the field to replace front cover broken last week. This was the 2nd time I took it off and when I put it on last time I coated the crank with greese. It was still on there tight but it came off much easier this time.

I used a commercial bearing puller which makes the job really easy. Find a friend and borrow one or get a kit from northern tool. The whole kit is about 70 but I bet you could rent one locally for cheap.