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Old 17 May 2014, 07:09 am
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I have a 2003 PT with 100k. I want to change the belt and water pump and tensioner. You can buy kits. My question: some kits have seals and some do not, which should I get. I have no problems with the motor at all.
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Old 17 May 2014, 07:37 am
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I bought the kit without the Crankshaft seals (if that's the seals your talking about) and it turned out that I needed them. A small leak was found and since everything was taken apart there was hardly no extra expense to put the seals in and avoid the possibility of re-doing the whole job to do the seals separately. So, my $.02, if the kit is just a bit more expensive with the seals than without, won't hurt to have the seals on-hand when you do the job of the timing belt.
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Old 17 May 2014, 02:20 pm
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Definitely replace the seals. Both camshaft seals and the crankshaft seal. The timing belt sprocket on the crankshaft needs to be removed to replace the crank seal and it requires a special tool. I made a plate and used a bolt type puller when I replaced mine.
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No special tools required if you are creative.

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Old 17 May 2014, 09:01 pm
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I must have had the harmonic balancer from hell because I broke several three jaw pullers before I borrowed the special tool from Autozone. I also had to heat the hub with a torch to put it on. Nothing else worked.

The bolt type puller I had was too big for the timing sprocket so I fabricated a piece of 1/4" steel with a set of holes that lined up with the sprocket and another set the lined up with my puller.
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I have a 2003 PT with 100k. I want to change the belt and water pump and tensioner. You can buy kits. My question: some kits have seals and some do not, which should I get. I have no problems with the motor at all.
Crewzin and the guys are right, MD. I may be new to the forum here, but I've been building hotrods under shade trees since the 60's. And I found out a LONG time ago that if you have to unbolt something to do anything...change EVERYthing you can behind it while you're at it. It saves time, money and knuckle skin.

I know O rings and rubber seals are often reused and a lot of the time you won't have a problem, but all it takes is one tiny little paper cut from unpolished casting slag and their will be oil in the driveway followed by bloody knuckles in the garage. ;~)
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