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Rear Main Seal R&R Q&A's

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Yotacoma92, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Apr 11, 2012 at 4:17 PM
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    Yotacoma92

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    My 99 tacoma has a rear main oil seal leak. (i think) Is there anybody that has recomendations on how to go around doing this or any suggestions on how to do this more smoothly? I've found out i basically have to take down the entire front drivetrain and the oil pan along with basically taking out the Crankshaft in order to even replace this seal. [​IMG][/url][/IMG]
     
  2. Apr 11, 2012 at 4:43 PM
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  3. Apr 11, 2012 at 5:14 PM
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    Yotacoma92

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    so from what i can figure i wont have to pull all that stuff? just the tranny?
     
  4. Apr 11, 2012 at 5:28 PM
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    Mine in my 05 leakes and has been for about a year now.. I never fixed it because everyOne has told me that it causes more problems to look into..
     
  5. Apr 11, 2012 at 5:31 PM
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    ur 05 has the 4.0 right?
     
  6. Apr 11, 2012 at 5:44 PM
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  7. Apr 11, 2012 at 5:50 PM
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    yea its gonna have a different setup than my 3.4. i was worried for the longest time that this was gonna be a pain in the butt, but now i can proley do it in 2 hours tops u jus gotta find the querks that make shit easier haha
     
  8. Apr 11, 2012 at 7:50 PM
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    Yea it shouldn't be too hard
     
  9. Apr 11, 2012 at 8:05 PM
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    Well yeah...if your engine is not in the truck then you wouldn't have to remove the transmission. :rolleyes:

    I've pulled my transmission...and motor. It's going to take you more than 2 hours my friend.
    If you don't have a transmission jack, invest in one. It will save you a shitload of frustration.
    Drain tranny.
    Pull starter
    Ubolt and remove the cat for some extra wiggle room.
    Remove the crossmember and lower transmission to gain access to top bolts of transmisison
    Drop the tranny and transfer case as one unit.
     
  10. Apr 11, 2012 at 8:08 PM
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    Not pullin the engine and tranny jus pullin the tranny back with a jack so i can get the rear main out and the new one in. 2 hours is my bet and ill put $$$ on it! :cool:
     
  11. Apr 11, 2012 at 8:11 PM
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    ...too much shit to list.
    Like I said, I've done both, so I know what's involved.
    You asked for recomendations/tips and I gave you some from experience.
    Good luck padawan.
     
  12. Apr 11, 2012 at 8:12 PM
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    Thank you master haha. did you fabricate that hood scoop or did you buy it?
     
  13. Apr 11, 2012 at 8:14 PM
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    It's a complete fiberglass hood from Glassworks.
     
  14. Apr 11, 2012 at 8:17 PM
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    Yotacoma92

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    dang thats nice. i built one but havent put it on yet will post some pics once i do though
     
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