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Going to buy a 95f150 4x4 for a play truck...BUT REAR SEAL IS LEAKING is it worth $1500?

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I would say yes!!! Besides having to keep an eye on the oil level, and an oil leak on the ground, it sounds like an overall good deal.

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If the engine,transmission and transfer case(if equipped) are good,then by all means yes yes yes!!! rear seals are relatively cheap and easier to remove and install than people think. I get 200 for replacing them,and even if doing them at home can do about 10 a day. these are great trucks and a breeze to upkeep.

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1993 Chevy w/t 1500 rear end is leaking by drive shaft

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Rear seal on motor leaking

well you have a cost/benefit analysis to do. is it worth fixing the seal, given the age and condition of the car and the expense of getting to and replacing the seal? you are going to have to separate the engine from the transmission, remove the flywheel or ring gear to get at the seal. this may require removing the tranny on a RWD vehicle or perhaps pulling the whole engine/tranny out of a FWD car.

if it is worth fixing then buy a CD repair manual on eBay for about 10 bucks, get a buddy and some beer and set aside a weekend. rent an engine hoist.

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I have a few questions. First, my 01 Rodeo has been leaking oil towards the back of the engine. A friend who used to work at an auto shop told me that if it's the rear main seal, that it is not worth...

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