Honda Tiller F 501-Transmission Water seal installation

georger(Z5a On, Canada)July 21, 2006

Transmission oil is leaking through the wheel shaft in the transmission on the honda 501 Tiller.

Anybody knows how to remove the old one and install a new one?

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maineman(z5a ME)


You are probably inquiring about an oil seal and not a water seal. When you say, "Transmission oil is leaking through the wheel shaft" do you mean the tine shaft? Do you have the Honda FG501 Tiller Shop Manual? (I'm assuming you meant FG501 and not F501.) You can usually find shop manuals for sale on eBay.


    Bookmark   July 23, 2006 at 6:08PM
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georger(Z5a On, Canada)

I have the shop manual. It describes it as water seal, though oil is inside. May be to block water from entering!

But the shop manual doesn't elaborate on how to remove the seal, as there is a metal case covering it.
Should I remove the metal part? How?

    Bookmark   July 24, 2006 at 12:59AM
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maineman(z5a ME)


I don't have a Honda tiller, so I won't guess how to remove and replace the transmission seals. If you ordered the replacement seals from Honda, they might come with instructions for removing the old seals and for installing the new seals.


    Bookmark   July 25, 2006 at 12:38AM
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can someone tell me how to change the seals on this tiller , can I just take the tines off orr do I need to take the tranny apart

    Bookmark   March 15, 2007 at 4:27PM
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Hi sodslinger. Did you ever find out how to remove these bearings as I have the same problem. Regards Mark

    Bookmark   February 6, 2013 at 12:04PM
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Post some Pictures or links of the need. If they are basic seals, I feel tips are on the way.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2013 at 7:15PM
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fredbarber(z4 CO & z6 MA)

Mark, I had to change them on my F401, which is basically the same machine, a few years older, with a smaller engine, I think. As I recall (it's been a few years) I had to remove the stamped steel dirt cover first. I couldn't figure out how to do it without carefully bending the tabs that hold the two halves together to release them. I then pried out the old seals with a screwdriver or something. I cleaned the axles as best I could before putting the new ones on to avoid damaging them, but there was some roughness from corrosion that I couldn't get off. Doesn't seem to have mattered -- the new seals pressed in just fine and don't leak. It was a little nerve wracking due to the lack of good instructions in the service manual (yes, I have one) but not really a difficult repair. And I love the tiller. (Mine even has reverse gear, which they later eliminated due to product liability concerns. Does yours?)

Good luck!


    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 10:31AM
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