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Unread 01-05-2014, 10:17 PM   #1
tawinters19
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rear main seal

hey guys i recently bought my first jeep, an orange 97 wrangler. anywho i took it to a mechanic for a pre purchase check and he basically just said all it need was a regular tune up and fluid flush and new front shocks except the BIG thing. he said the rear main seal was leaking a slow leak nothing intense but he said it needed to be replaced and would cost about 1500. i read a couple of things online and a lot of it said its not worth replacing so i went for it. even if necassary i got a heck of a deal on it so worst case i can save some more money and replace it if i have to, the only thing is i have a LOT more things i would like to do with 1500 dollars than pay for some unnecassary repair. i have read that a lot of people just change the oil with some high mileage oil that will slow it down a lot and it shouldnt be a lot more of deal than that. any help is appreciated!

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Unread 01-05-2014, 10:33 PM   #2
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That is way too high for a RMS replacement. It's not hard to do yourself, just takes some time. Here is a good write-up.
http://dailydriventj.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=811
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Unread 01-07-2014, 10:12 PM   #3
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Sounds like a highway robber. Even the local stealerships here only jack you for $550 for an rms
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Unread 01-08-2014, 07:28 AM   #4
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Since you've got a 2.5L, if it's not a bad leak just wait until you have to replace the clutch. Gotta pull the trans to do either repair, so might as well do them both at one time.

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Unread 01-09-2014, 04:59 AM   #5
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Did you hit too many zero's? $1500.00 for a RMS replacement? That guy needs to be put in jail for robbery! Alldata shows 3.5 hours to replace a RMS on a 4.0, 3.1 hours on a 2.5 with manual trans and 4.6 hours with an auto. Lets look at worst case...a 2.5 with an auto. $1500.00 divided by, lets just say 5.0 hours for easy figures = $300.00 per hour!!!??? I guess I'm in the wrong business!
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Unread 01-09-2014, 07:20 AM   #6
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Actually yes this was a very wrong price. The mechanic we had taken it too for a pre purchase inspection had said 1500 which actually ended up great because the seller dropped 1000 of the price. Our mechanic said he could do it for 300-400 however he also said it probably isn't something to worry about until the tranny already needs to be dropped. I have no clue what was up with that other mechanic though.
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