Rear Main Seal Install

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Rear Main Seal Install

Post by JimG » Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:07 pm

What do all use to install a new Rear main Seal?
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Re: Rear Main Seal Install

Post by Esteban » Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:15 pm

Block of wood and a small mallet. It doesnt take much to drive it in.

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Re: Rear Main Seal Install

Post by lowered86 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:41 pm

I have a PVC union that fits nicely and works well.

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Re: Rear Main Seal Install

Post by JimG » Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:44 pm

Thanks just bought a three inch PVC cap that should do the job!

What do you use for the pilot bearing removal?
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Re: Rear Main Seal Install

Post by lowered86 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:06 pm

I go to my local Autozone and rent their blind hole puller tool. There's an insert in the kit that fits almost perfectly inside the throwout bearing and makes removal a breeze.

https://www.autozone.com/test-scan-and- ... 695118_0_0

If the link doesn't work it's a Great Neck brand, part # 33627128

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Re: Rear Main Seal Install

Post by jkxr4ti » Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:46 am

Grease and a punch or clutch install tool. Just be sure to put the rag around the punch before you give it a whack.
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Re: Rear Main Seal Install

Post by Matt01 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:09 pm

pilot bearing was a nightmare for me. The grease trick never works on these pilot bearings, they're way too small and dont have enough surface area.
The harbor freight pilot bearing puller is also too big, but maybe if you filed down the tips, it could work... never thought about that till now.

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Re: Rear Main Seal Install

Post by dunhamr1 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:16 am

I've also heard from a couple folks that using a slide hammer is another way to get the pilot bearing out.
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Re: Rear Main Seal Install

Post by thesameguy » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:45 pm

I have only/ever used a slide hammer. Autozone loan them (with pilot bearing puller attachment) and I did that until I finally bought my own. They are great for pulling seals, too... and I recently learned can be helpful for clocking turbos. ;)

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Re: Rear Main Seal Install

Post by JimG » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:35 pm

I finally got a loaner pilot bearing puller from Advance Auto,but still took some effort to get it in there solid enough to pull the bearing.

Thanks to all for your help!
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