Thread: Rear Main Seal?
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Old 10-18-2008, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Ryan M View Post
Well, it's behind the flywheel, so you'd have to remove the transmission, pressure plate, clutch disk, flywheel, and finally the seal. It's a lot of work. If you don't have a lift or don't feel 110% confident in your abilities or experience, it's a job best left to the pros. You also need a few special tools for the job.

If you see oil leaking from the bottom of your bellhousing, there is a good chance the rear main is leaking.
IS the bell housing what sits in front of the transmission...or is that the torque converter?

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