I need to change out the rear main seal on my car.
i got the new seal already and my friend that knows a little more than me about car is gunna do it but i need to know if we will have to pull the crank to change it or not because he said he will need to pull the engine when i thought it could be done by just pulling the tranny
They really aren't that bad to do, trans is easy to drop out.
Make sure when you guys put the new one in that you put some oil on the surface facing the crank. It'll burn up if you don't, and you'll be right back where you started. I've seen it too many times to not make sure it's known.
make sure you change the rear cover gasket while you have the trans out. 9 times out of 10 its the rear cover gasket leaking not the rear main. But the rear main inserts into the rear cover so it's kind of pointless to do one with out the other. the rear cover gasket is normally 6-10 dollars. make sure you have a paper one with the silicone bean impregnated in to it. I normally get them from the dealer because they are so cost effective.
When installing the rear cover is slotted, so leave the rear cover bolts loose, lube up the rear main and then install the rear main. part way through rotate the crank some and continue tapping it in. once the rear main is seated then torque the rear cover down.
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