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Front seal leak

I need to replace the front main seal how difficult is this

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Replace them.

You will need to diagnose exactly which seals are leaking.

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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.

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