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Unread 10-24-2013, 09:06 PM   #1
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Rear Main Seal Help

My 2001 Sport clutch finally gave up the ghost after about 120k miles. I have pulled the transmission and flywheel and noticed the rear main seal is leaking a little. I read the RMS replacement procedure that removes the oil pan. The procedure also says to remove the exhaust since it crosses over the thin part of the oil pan. That makes sense if the tranny and flywheel are in place. However, it looks like the oil pan will slide out the back since my flywheel is out. Has anyone tried this? Will the oil pan lip clear the crankshaft without dropping the exhaust if I pull it out the back?

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Unread 10-24-2013, 11:02 PM   #2
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Sounds reasonable enough, it's only 4 more bolts to drop the pipe though innit?
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Unread 10-25-2013, 02:03 AM   #3
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Sub'ing as I am going to be doing the RMS and clutch on my Jeep soon. Any tips I can pick up to make it easier is a good thing!

If you can get the cross bolts out of the motor mounts, you can lift the engine too a bit, just watch the fan
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