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Kohler Leaking oil from the crankshaft? Help

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CharlieBingo, Jun 28, 2005.

  1. CharlieBingo

    CharlieBingo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 400

    The hydro belt got wrapped around the crankshaft and now it seems to have a leak? Is there a seal or gasket around the crankshaft that can be replaced? BTW its a hydro walkbehind I've replaced the belt everything seems fine except for a slight leak. Thanks
  2. MP350

    MP350 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 185

    There is an oil seal on the crank, you will have to remove the motor, unbolt the bottom pan & replace seal. Get the model # to get the correct seal and also get the torque spes to for re bolting the pan on. Should take you about 45 mins to remove the motor and about 15 mins to replace the seal. Good luck
  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,200

    The one hour might be okay for a shop but it may take a bit longer. Getting the clutch and hydro pulley off could be tricky. I always need a puller for the pulley but don't use puller on clutch. I would not pull it until winter unless it is leaking a lot!

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