Hmmm. Does that mean the seal is backing up against the sprocket? I don't think the crank can move far enough to push the front seal out. The snout will just slide through the oil pump housing.
If the seal is indeed backed out, I'd look at washing all traces of oil off then reinstalling it with thread lock sealant or silicone gasket sealer. The Mopar gray stuff gets harder and seals better if there's still an oil film. The black stuff requires perfectly oil-free surfaces. You could also try peening over a few punch marks in the oil pump housing to retain the seal better.
If the seal isn't backed out, look for nicks on the crankshaft snout, possibly from removing the previous seal. Also be sure the spring is inside the seal that pulls the lip down tighter on the snout.
Saturday, February 5th, 2011 AT 1:06 AM