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post #1 of 3 Old 03-19-2007, 01:21 AM Thread Starter
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Pointers on rear main install

Tonight i removed the rear main which was a pain in the *** getting it out of the block.
Im going to the dealer for parts tomorrow, Anyone have some good pointers to suggest. I have been looking at a DIY on a website somthing about putting soap on the seal and oil and some sealeant?
Main reason i replaced was the oil leak it was really getting worse, plus i dont have to worry about running low on oil and screwing everything up

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post #2 of 3 Old 03-19-2007, 07:48 PM
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Should be a two part seal. If it is, its easy to replace. Get a service manual at a parts store.

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post #3 of 3 Old 03-27-2007, 10:45 AM
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Yeah that replacement was a real PITA when I first did it on my buddy's jeep. Buy like 2 or 3 of those seals cause they have a tendency to get scraped by the block if your not careful slipping 'em back in. Once they get scraped your back to square one (leaky seal).

Like you mentioned, the soap and oil will really really help you out. Also, you may want to consider using a "sneaky pete" oil seal remover/installer kit. They will help you out and its like $24 at sjdiscountools.
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