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Re: Rear main seal replacement
It has been done before, but there is always the crank weight that is in the way and can be roatated. Then if you have a scattershield, the front of that will likely be in the way. The motor will have to be proped up at the motor mounts with maybe a short 2x4 , headers , distrib, fan blade and shroud may need some attention. But it has been done.
You did not say just where is it leaking? If its leaking at the pan and you have a flywheel shield or such, I would think oil pan gasket or like others have mentioned, coming from above. Either way, main seal , pan gasket, pan still needs to come off.
As mentioned, a fold up type cherry picker, really comes in handy here. Might think of other things that need to be tended to , while motor is out. You could probably R&R motor and trans together. For the money that Bill is talking about and I agree, I would think about doing it myself.
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