Question about 1995 GMC Suburban
How difficult is it to replace the rear main on a 1995 suburban 350 5.7 ? What is the procedure? Thanks, Brian
It is kinda difficult. if your lucky you can just take the inspection plate off the bell housing of the trans. but in my experience i had to drop the trans. and you have to get a seal puller. the seal itself is easy just getting to it can become a little difficult
Posted on Jun 23, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
In order to replace the rear main seal u have to pull the transmission out to access it, u will need a special seal installer tool to install the new rear main "full circle seal", it u don't use the special ford tool the seal will leak again, also if there is a groove worn ion the crankshaft the crank must be repaired or replaced or the or the seal will leak again, so this is avery diff job, a 9 on the scale of 1-10 with 10 being the mos difficult.
Posted on May 11, 2009
Is it a 4x4 if it is you would have to seperate the tranny from transfer case and drive shaft tp change out seal.If not just drop the drive shaft and replace seal.We are talking about the rear seal at the end of the tranny.
Posted on May 17, 2009
Yes, the seal has a pressed fit and is bolted on te rear of the engine, in fact all japanese cars do that, keeps them from leaking for a long time.
Posted on Jun 22, 2009
First of all, be certain that the leak is in fact from that seal. many leaks travel to that area.
To change the seal is fairly involved, you need to pull the trans and flywheel. There are some specialzed tools involved. Do you have manual or automatic? Manual requires clutch plate alignment on re assembly, by the way , if manual, be sure to change the release bearing and pilot bearing at minimum. Commonly it would make sense to change the clutch during this process....you're already all the way in there..
Posted on Sep 07, 2009
Yes you do have to drop the transmission, A good transmission shop can and will replace the rear engine seal for you in about 3 hours and there more experienced in dropping the transmission then any other shops, so it may be better for you the have the rear main seal on your engine replaced at a transmission shop. Good luck and hope this helps.
Posted on Oct 21, 2009
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