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Old 05-24-2002, 05:46 PM   #1
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Question How to change rear main seal?

I already have the trans out. I am getting some work done on it. So, I figured while it's out, I might as well put a new rear main seal in. It leaks just a little bit.
I know the flywheel has to come off. No problem there. My question is, how do you get the seal out without removing the oil pan or rear cap?
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Old 05-24-2002, 09:23 PM   #2
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I drilled 2 small holes in the seal straight across from eack other, put two small sheet metal screws into it and used two pairs of plyers and wiggled it right out!! Its fairly easy!!
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Old 05-24-2002, 09:24 PM   #3
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With a seal removal tool (little flat tool with 2 points on the end). Some people use a screwdriver. Try whatever just don't damage anything or you'll never get it to seal right.

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argh....Ford rear mains!!!

I've heard from a lot of people that it can be a bit of a gamble. If you're changing it to get rid of the un-avoidable ford rear main oil leak, I hear it's about 50/50 in fixing it. I've also heard that your old seal is worn to shape and replacing it can even make the leak worse. This is just what I've heard. Next time I have the tranny out I'd like to try it to... a few drops of oil every time I park it...it's a real pain in the butt.
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I'm changing mine tomorrow, let me know how yours goes StangLX302

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Thanks everyone for the input. I am going to change it sometime this week-end. I'll let you know how it went.

BTW: Is that a really common thing to go bad on a 302? The one that is in there right now only has 7,000 miles on it.
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Thanks everyone for the input. I am going to change it sometime this week-end. I'll let you know how it went.

BTW: Is that a really common thing to go bad on a 302? The one that is in there right now only has 7,000 miles on it.
Well ersunl said it right, about 50/50.

I changed mine on my old '91 GT when I put a tremec and it stilled leaked. Oh well, as long as its not too bad, than just make sure to check your oil every once in a while.

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