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Unread 06-12-2015, 10:58 AM   #1
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Oil leaks!

Looks like I need a new valve cover gasket,oil pan gasket and 2 pinion shaft seals.My mechanic quoted me 187 in parts and 532 in labor.Can I do these repairs in my driveway.It looks like the biggest pain might be the oil pan gasket.
Any input or pointers would be appreciated.

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Unread 06-12-2015, 11:14 AM   #2
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Hard to believe all of those are bad at the same time. Are the quotes on the high side? Yes. Are they offensive? Probably not. Are all of those things doable by some one with basic skills and tools? Absolutely.
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Unread 06-12-2015, 11:22 AM   #3
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I was thinking the same thing that all these gaskets would go bad together.I am thinking about replacing valve cover gasket and the pinion shaft seals and then see if the oil pan gasket is actually leaking.
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Unread 06-12-2015, 12:19 PM   #4
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the estimate for the pinion shaft oil seals list 2 of them.One says all applicable models and the other says Dana model 44 with tru-lok.Is there two of them on the rear axle?
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Unread 06-12-2015, 12:29 PM   #5
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the estimate for the pinion shaft oil seals list 2 of them.One says all applicable models and the other says Dana model 44 with tru-lok.Is there two of them on the rear axle?
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Unread 06-12-2015, 12:47 PM   #6
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the estimate for the pinion shaft oil seals list 2 of them.One says all applicable models and the other says Dana model 44 with tru-lok.Is there two of them on the rear axle?
No
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Unread 06-12-2015, 03:51 PM   #7
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First degrease oiled areas and be sure yourself. Second, watch related how to YouTube vids and finally go online and search for a free PDFs download of FSM
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Unread 06-12-2015, 08:20 PM   #8
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yeah oil pan and valve cover are easy to do in the driveway, pinion is if you know how to set up a diff.
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yeah oil pan and valve cover are easy to do in the driveway, pinion is if you know how to set up a diff.
True that that is the "right" way to do the pinion seal, but lots and lots of people do it the "wrong" way (where no need to know anything about diff setup) with no problems at all.
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