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Can i replace a rear engine seal myself on a 1994 volvo? Are there any how to manuals i can buy to get the job done? Quoted 875$ for mainly labor, but if i can do it myself...anyone tried this job before minus the licensed mechanic?

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Yes, its possible. and no im not licensed, but have done it myself. here's some pointers. do you have the time ? and tools ? and another vehicle to drive when you realise you should have just paid the 800 bucks.
your gonna have to raise the vehicle enuff to take the transmission out of the way, and then refill the fluids you loose. plus cleanup the mess you make.
autozone sells manuals that cover a few models between certain years, and it has step by step instructions to show you whats required.......spend the 19 dollars and read it. if you have what is required, i say go for it.
but if you do something wrong and it leaks, you have to do it all over again.
if a shop does it n it leaks, they have to repair it for free.

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