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I need to change the rear seals on a 88 celebrity, do i need to drop the trany? if so, how far? or can i get um from above?

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    Marco Avila May 11, 2010

    Which "rear seals" are you talking about?



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If you are talking about the rear main seal then yes the transmission needs to be removed in order to replace that seal. once the transmission is removed the seal is very easy to change, if you need help on how to change the seal let me know what kind of engine is in that car, 2.2/2.8? i believe are the only 2 options for that year.

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