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Front Main Seal is blown on the Transmission

How hard is it to change the front main seal on the transmission on a 93 Ford exploerer 4x4 and is it worth the trouble? Should I just buy a new transmission? Also the rear main seal of the motor is leaking..

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You have to remove the transmission, remove the torque converter to access the seal. Most likely the bushing behind the seal is worn out allowing fluid to leak past the seal. After the trans. is out, take it to a trans. shop. It requires a special tool to change the bushing. Seems like a bunch of work for $10.00 in parts. The rear main seal requires pulling the pan to access it. When the trans. is out, this is the time to replace the rear main seal on the engine.

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