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Rear main seal

What tool is needed for the installation? would a rubber mallet work?lol

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    it keeps the seal in perfect aligment while it is being installed, u can buy it from Kent-Moore Tools. U can use a rubber mallet if u don't mind doing it over again in a few months or days

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When i replace rear main seals i use a nylon drift/block and a hammer, and tap them in evenly and carefully,
as long as the tools are not sharp and have curved edges(as not to damage the seal) and you are carefull .... and even, all is good.
i start at 12'o'clock position, then 6,3,9, in small amount, then repeat.

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