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mccomas

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when i replace my transmission next week, i want to replace the rear main seal. do i need any special tools to get it out or back in? any tips...
 

dave_90_blazer

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that should be a one piece rear main, hardest part is getting it out

pull trans, pull flywheel/flexplate, now the fun part, I have had luck drilling a real small hole in the steel shell of the old seal, then threading in a screw, then prying on the screw with 2 pry bars until the seal pops out
 

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You take off the trans, flexplate, and you got to drop the only pan. Then unbolt the part that holds the seal and replace the seal, you probably need a new gasket too. Be very gentle when putting it back on, use assemble lube or atleast some oil on the seal when you reinstall. Like above, I guess you can try and do what he said so you wouldn't have to drop the oil pan and buy a new pan gasket. Good luck.
 

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If it's a one piece seal you don't need to drop the pan, i replaced mine without dropping it when the trans was out, i simply tapped mine out, got it to where it wasn't straight and just kept tapping and pryed and it popped out. Then oiled up the new one and reinstalled it. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
 

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If it's a one piece seal you don't need to drop the pan, i replaced mine without dropping it when the trans was out, i simply tapped mine ont, got it to where it wasn't straight and just kept tapping and pryed and it popped out. Then oiled up the new one and reinstalled it. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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Damn, that blows /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
 

pauly383

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I think there may of been some leftovers installed, but for the most part 86 was onepiece seal. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
 
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