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post #1 of 4 Old 02-28-2013, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
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rear main explosion

guys ive got my self in some deap poo. my 68 cj5 with a f 134 engine, has eatin its rear main alive! i cracked into it and its got an aftermarket one already but its the rubber/silicone. ive bought the old school rope one to replace it but i can't get the top part out. if i loosin the main caps will that give me enough head way to dig that one out? being sure not to score anything will im neck deap in this.

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post #2 of 4 Old 03-01-2013, 12:40 AM
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When changing rear mains seals, it is usually part of the procedure to loosen the main caps to allow the crank to drop down a little.
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post #3 of 4 Old 03-01-2013, 07:51 AM
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Is the oil slinger in bad shape? If you've got the pan off, you might as well measure end-play on the crank. That could be your problem.

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post #4 of 4 Old 03-02-2013, 02:51 AM Thread Starter
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What's the slinger?? And how much will the crank drop down?
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