Shaft Seal Maintenance - Step 2

Maintaining Dripless Shaft Seals

Story and photography by Capt. Vincent Daniello

Shaft Seal Maintenance - Step 2

Hopefully, you already have a spare seal on your shaft in the optional carrier, typically installed a few inches ahead of the shaft-seal housing. If not, remove the shaft from the transmission coupling, sand smooth any nicks that may damage the new seal, and slide it on. Then remove the screws in the face cap and slide it up the shaft. Bend the large split washer that was behind the face cap and remove it from the shaft. 

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