1993 Mitsubishi Triton Front transfer case seal

Tiny
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  • 1993 MITSUBISHI TRITON
  • 2.5L
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 300,000 MILES
Hello!

I'm having a hard time trying to remove the seal on the front of the transfer case. This connects to the front driveshaft, I've removed the shaft no problems but I can't get the seal out, any advice will be greatly appreciated.

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Thursday, February 13th, 2014 AT 5:55 PM

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Tiny
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I'M NOT SURE WHAT YOUR SITUATION LOOKS LIKE

.A PIC FROM YOU MIGHT HELP!

"TRADITIONAL SEALS" ARE PULLED OUT RATHER EZily WITH A "SEAL PULLER"

USUALLY. YOU CAN "SCRAP BY" ('TIL YOU WISE UP AND BUY A PULLER) BY GENTLY TAPPING A SMALL STRAIGHT BLADE SCREWDRIVER IN THE SIDE OR EDGE OF THE CIRCUMFERENCE OF THE SEAL----BETWEEN THE SEAL AND THE CASE/ BODY. SNATCH IT OUT AND DRIVE ONE A LITTLE LARGER ONE INTO THE SAME "CRACK" YOU HAVE FORMED (AS YOU JUST HAVE SQUISHED THE OUTSIDE OF THE SEAL INWARD). THEN PRY IT SIDEWAYS TO POP IT OUT

HERE'S A PIC OR TWO OF MINE IN ACTION

LEMME KNOW IF THIS HELPS OR POST A PIC OF YOUR SITUATION

THE MEDIC
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Thursday, February 13th, 2014 AT 6:31 PM
Tiny
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Hey mate, please see images attached. Not sure if that cover is removable or not?
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Thursday, February 13th, 2014 AT 8:14 PM
Tiny
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I answered that one myself.
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Thursday, February 13th, 2014 AT 8:19 PM
Tiny
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If you tap at the side of the outer cover, it would come off allowing you easier access of the seal.
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Friday, February 14th, 2014 AT 6:07 AM
Tiny
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WITH A CHEAP SEAL PULLER LIKE MINE. IT'LL BE OUT IN HALF A SECOND!

THE SCREWDRIVER WAY---A MINUTE OR SO, IF YOU ARE MOTIVATED!

IN EITHER CASE, THE COVER COULD REMAIN ON

SEE MY 1st PIC

KEEP US POSTED ON PROGRESS

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Friday, February 14th, 2014 AT 4:29 PM
Tiny
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Hey Medic,

I got it out shortly after typing the previous question. It took a bit of work with the screw driver and getting the angle of approach right. I've fitted the new seal, replaced the shaft. Job done!

I think I'll definitely be adding a cheap seal puller to my tool box though, they aren't worth a great deal but would save a bit of banging on.

Thanks for your help.
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Sunday, February 16th, 2014 AT 5:44 AM
Tiny
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GOOD DEAL!

"HARBOR FREIGHT" OR THE "CHEAP TOOL" BASKET AT AN AUTO PARTS MIGHT BE THE 1ST PLACES TO LOOK FOR A SEAL PULLER

.A FEW YEARS OF DOING THIS. YOU'LL HAVE A NICE COLLECTION THAT WILL IMPRESS THE OTHER FOLKS THAT MIGHT BE IN NEED!

THE MAIN TRICK YOU MUST LEARN IS. DON'T LEND 'EM OUT!

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Sunday, February 16th, 2014 AT 7:39 AM
Tiny
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Need to get this question off my list. Have a nice day.
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Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 AT 8:21 AM

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