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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You have to remove the transmission, remove the torque converter to access the seal. Most likely the bushing behind the seal is worn out allowing fluid to leak past the seal. After the trans. is out, take it to a trans. shop. It requires a special tool to change the bushing. Seems like a bunch of work for $10.00 in parts. The rear main seal requires pulling the pan to access it. When the trans. is out, this is the time to replace the rear main seal on the engine.
Posted on Jun 11, 2008
A- you will have to drop oil pan,then remove rear bearing cap.they market a chinese finger that can install in the upper chanber, seat lower half in cap groove install cap . bolts finger tight, then torque, both bolts evenly as you can until done to manufactures specs.
Posted on Oct 05, 2008
SOURCE: Rear Main Seal Leak
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.
Posted on Nov 26, 2008
SOURCE: Rear Main Seal Leaking
Hello, it's not "easy" but, it's doable.
You'll need to follow the instructions and don't take shortcuts. ask for help if you need it.
Use this link to get an idea of what is involved. Ignore the "remove transmission" part. It can be done without removing the tranny. If you decide to do this buy a service manual to help you. If you have any questions feel free to ask.
Here is the link:
Posted on Jan 24, 2009
A leaking rear main seal will not cause your transmission to leak.
The transmission has its own seal and should not leak because of the engine rear main seal.
Due to the labor involved in replacing the rear main seal on the engine, it is best if you replace the front transmission seal at the same time if possible.
Installation varies on different vehicles but the principles are the same.
Posted on Apr 15, 2009
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