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I am trying to replace my Rear Transmission Seal, where the driveline stabs in, and i cant figure out how to remove the old one. I dont want to buy a tool unless i have to. My vehicle is a 96 Cherokee 2wd.

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  7. Unbolt and remove the starter assembly
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  12. If your vehicle has a seal retaining clamp unbolt and remove it.
  13. While on step 12 you need to drain and unbolt the engine oil resivoir to drop it down a 1/2" to access the seal and to also make sure no oil gets dumped when you remove the seal.
  14. Once you have the seal clear use a specialized seal puller to remove the old seal ( a medium sized flathead screwdrive may work as well)
  15. Once the old seal is removed check the seat on the block for any contaminates and remove them.
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The installation of the rest of the components are in the reverse order. For many people this is over their head. If you are unsure of yourself do not attempt and have a professional do it.

I hope that this will help you out!


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Another type has 4 nuts attaching a retainer plate to the backing plate behind the axle flange. In this case the 4 nuts are removed and the axle will come out. This may require a little effort. I think that you have a "c" type axle in your vehicle. Hope this helps. Moe

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