Rear Main Seal Help - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Wrangler Forums > TJ Wrangler Technical Forum > Rear Main Seal Help

Smittybilt Hard Tops @ Oconee Off-Road! 706-534-9955XHD Heavy-Duty Hood Latches for JK and TJ available at OcoFS: Jeep Fog Light LED Bulbs! Several Brightness Options!

Reply
Unread 10-24-2013, 09:06 PM   #1
cwaynem
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: lucas, tx
Posts: 2
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?

cwaynem is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-24-2013, 11:02 PM   #2
SlackJaw
baby jeep
 
SlackJaw's Avatar
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Tulsa, OK
Posts: 5,177
Sounds reasonable enough, it's only 4 more bolts to drop the pipe though innit?
SlackJaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-25-2013, 02:03 AM   #3
Icarus
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: , Ontario
Posts: 471
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
__________________
Ϣr
Icarus is offline   Reply With Quote




Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.