Make sure that your front main seal kit comes with a speedy sleeve if you not replacing your harmonic balancer. There will be a small groove cut into the surface that might prevent your new seal from sealing.
You don't need to remove the timing cover to replace the seal. At 119k miles, replacing the timing chain is a waste of money and effort.When I have the timing cover off, I have ordered a Cloytes timing chain.
Timing chains are sold without the sprockets every day.I would be very surprised if what you ordered doesn't include the gears.
You learn something new every day. I have never seen anything but sets including gears.You don't need to remove the timing cover to replace the seal. At 119k miles, replacing the timing chain is a waste of money and effort.
Timing chains are sold without the sprockets every day.
Thanks, that was a great write-up and definitely learned a few things before I tackle replacing the harmonic balancer. Luckily, this is one time having a 2.5 cyl helps with alot more room. I have recently done my radiator,water pump and fan clutch so luckily I have already cut a notch in the bottom of my fan shroud so I can easily remove it without taking the fan off. That 2x4 idea for the re-install was ingenious. I'm going to bypass doing the chain at this time.I did this not too long ago and created a thread with some pictures. Hope this helps.