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FJ60 rear main seal

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Webster, Nov 4, 2003.

  1. Webster

    Webster

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    While in replacing a clutch how much extra work is there to replace the rear main seal?
     
  2. Pinion

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    Not much at all since you should pull the flywheel off and have it resurfaced for the clutch job.

    Pull the bellhousing and then the seal.
     
  3. Bo87cruiser

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    There is no need to pull the bell housing to replace the rear main seal. I just did a clutch job on my 87 FJ 60 and could not convince myself to change the rear main. The OEM seal looked immacualte and the replacement I had was of far lesser quality. It was a tuff choice to make, but so far so good. I may be kicking myself in the arse when it begins to leak one day, but until then.... Not a hard job, just go with an OEM seal and change it out.
     
  4. cruiserdan

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    Oil pan gasket leaks in the rear arch are also possible, as well as transmission input shaft leaks.. When diagnosing a leak in that area remember there are 3 possible sources. I suggest replacement of the transmisson input seal as well as the rear main.

    My .02

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