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5.0L Rear Main Seal

LcSmiff

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Kansas City, MO
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2000 Explorer Limited
5.0L Rear Main Seal

How hard is it to replace the rear main seal? Do you have to take the engine completely out of the truck or just drop down the transmission?
 




masospaghetti

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98 XLT, OHV, 4D, 4x4, 5M
I havent done the 5.0, but on the 4.0, you drop the transmission and you have a straight shot at the seal.

I suppose you could also pull the engine out instead.
 




vroomzoomboom

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98 supercharged 347 sport
drop the trans. screw in two self tapping screws into the seal, and use side cutters to pull it out.
 




delexploder

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Also a great time to do the front seal on the tranny and service it
 




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