Removal

Because radial shaft seals should never be reused, there is no need to worry about damaging the seal when removing it. However, prior to removal, it is advisable to note the direction in which the seal is installed so that the replacement seal can be installed in the same direction. Small seals can generally be removed using a screwdriver. The removal of large-size seals is made easier if holes have been provided in the housing shoulder (A), allowing access for a drift (fig 1).
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