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Rear Main Seal Leak

I have had the rear main seal leaking oil; The actual seal is inexpensive, but an auto shop gave me a repair quote of 1,242.98. Is this reasonable when the seal is under 50.? Thanks, Cheryl

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  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2009

    My mom just had her rear main seal leak fixed and it cost 1080.00.....this is very reasonable considering what they have to do to fix that kind of leak

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    it leaks oil somewhere under the heads

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    my truck is leaking oil replaced rear main seal and can not work out were its coming from its nqr 450 isuzu truck 2003

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    my truck is leaking oil by the oil filter

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To replace the seal, the mechanic will have to either lift the engine or lower the transmission. You will get much better pricing going to a transmission shop (e.g. AAMCO) and getting a quote from them to replace the seal.

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THat seems to be in the ball park. If you have an AWD, the flat rate time is 14.4 hours. If you have just a FWD, it is 9.5 hours. In either case, the transmission has to be removed from the vehicle to access this seal. Sorry.

Posted on Sep 09, 2008

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