Sun 9 Oct 2011
With the pump shaft removed, it’s easier to work out the front seal. I tried removing the front seal with the pump shaft still installed. The seal removing tool just wouldn’t work. I’ve had good luck with it before. At least this way, the pump shaft is removed so it can’t be gouged or scratched trying to take out the seal.
Putting the pump body in a vice helped this operation a lot!! There is a lot of rubber behind the metal of the seal. So I had to push very hard with the screw driver to get a good bite on the metal. It pried right out.