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How to replace the rear main seal?

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Old 03-12-2008, 06:13 PM   #1
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How to replace the rear main seal?

So I had the shop check for an oil leak around my oil gasket, and they said it was coming from the rear main seal. I want to attempt to replace it myself. I know I have to move the transmission out of the way to get to the seal. Do I have to drop the transmission completely? Could someone give me some quick directions as to how to move the transmission and how to replace the seal. I searched and couldn't find anything straight forward, but if you have a link that would help, that'd be great. I'll take any help I can get. I just want to fix it before it gets too bad, but I dont want to spend the $1000 to have a shop change a $15 part. Thanks in advance!

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Get a repair manual (Chilton/Haynes) or got to AutoZone's repair guide pages -- that'll tell you how to remove the trans and maybe even replace the rear main seal.

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